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  Ottawa, 2 June 2009
 

Applications processed pursuant to streamlined procedures

  In this information bulletin, the Commission sets out lists of applications that did not require a public process and that it processed during the period 1 March 2009 to 30 April 2009 pursuant to its streamlined procedures. These applications involve transfers of ownership and changes in the effective control of broadcasting undertakings, as well as applications for amendments or extensions of deadlines.

1.

The Commission has streamlined procedures for its consideration of applications that involve transfers of ownership and changes in the effective control of broadcasting undertakings, amendments or extensions of deadlines, and that do not require a public process.1 Under these procedures, and on a case-by-case basis, the Commission may approve or deny such an application without first having issued a notice of consultation provided that:
 

a) its examination of the application reveals no significant policy concern; and

 

b) the Commission is convinced that approval or denial would be consistent with its approvals or denials of previous applications.

2.

Where these two conditions are met, the Commission is generally satisfied that a process initiated by a notice of consultation is not required in the public interest and would unnecessarily delay implementation of the transaction contemplated or of other proposals by the applicant.

3.

In the appendices to this information bulletin, the Commission sets out lists of applications that did not require a public process and that it processed during the period 1 March 2009 to 30 April 2009 pursuant to its streamlined procedures. The list of applications involving transfers of ownership and changes in the effective control of broadcasting undertakings is set out in Appendix 1. The list of applications involving amendments or extensions of deadlines is set out in Appendix 2.
  Secretary General
 

Related documents

 
  • A guide to the CRTC processes for broadcasting applications and policy reviews, Broadcasting Circular CRTC 2007-4, 7 June 2007
 
  • Streamlined processes for certain broadcasting applications, Broadcasting Circular CRTC 2006-1, 27 March 2006
 
  • Ownership applications granted approval, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2003-50, 19 September 2003
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Appendix 1 to Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2009-323

 

Ownership applications that did not require a public process and that were processed by the Commission from 1 March 2009 to 30 April 2009 pursuant to its streamlined procedure

 

Licensee

Application number and date of decision

Decision and description of the application

1.

Gol TV (Canada) Ltd.

2009-0317-1
24 April 2009

APPROVED Change in the effective control of Gol TV (Canada) Ltd. from Insight Sports Ltd. to Toronto Maple Leafs Network Ltd.

Gol TV (Canada) Ltd. is licensee of the national category 2 specialty service known as GolTV.

2.

Rainbow Media Group Inc.

2008-1569-9
24 April 2009

APPROVED – Change in the effective control of Rainbow Media Group Inc. (Rainbow) from control exercised by its board of directors to control exercised by Mr. William Vasil Evanov.

Rainbow is licensee of the English language FM radio programming undertaking CIRR-FM Toronto, Ontario.

3.

9202-1617 Québec inc.

2009-0065-6
24 April 2009

APPROVED – Change in the effective control of 9202-1617 Québec inc. (Gilbert inc.) from control exercised by Mr. Carl Gilbert to control exercised by the board of directors of Gilbert inc.

In French-language FM radio station in Saguenay (zone La Baie), Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-95, 21 May 2007, Gilbert inc. received approval to operate a new French language FM radio programming undertaking in Saguenay, Québec. This station is not yet in operation and its licence will become effective only when the conditions for its issuance have been met.

 

Appendix 2 to Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2009-323

 

Applications for amendments or extensions of deadlines that did not require a public process and that were processed by the Commission from 1 March 2009 to 30 April 2009 pursuant to its streamlined procedure

 

Licensee

Application number and date of decision

Decision and description of the application

1.

Rogers Broadcasting Limited

2009-0251-1
6 March 2009

APPROVED – Extension of the time limit to 31 August 2009 to commence the operation of the digital television programming undertaking authorized in CHNM-TV Vancouver - Transitional digital television, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-56, 10 March 2006 and its transmitter authorized in CHNM-DT Vancouver - New transmitter in Victoria, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-289, 11 July 2006.

2.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

2009-0350-2
6 March 2009

APPROVED – Change in the authorized contours of the transmitter CBGA-FM-7 Ste-Anne-des-Monts, Quebec.

3.

Telelatino Network Inc. (OBCI)

2009-0395-7
6 March 2009

APPROVED – Extension of the time limit to 4 April 2010 to commence the operation of the national English-language Category 2 specialty programming undertaking authorized in RCS Television - Category 2 specialty service, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-114, 4 April 2006. This is the final extension to be granted by the Commission.

4.

Telelatino Network Inc. (OBCI)

2009-0396-5
6 March 2009

APPROVED – Extension of the time limit to 4 April 2010 to commence the operation of the national English-language Category 2 specialty programming undertaking authorized in Soccer Television - Category 2 specialty service, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-113, 4 April 2006. This is the final extension to be granted by the Commission.

5.

6922112 Canada Inc.

2009-0355-1
9 March 2009

APPROVED – Extension of the time limit to 4 November 2010 to commence the operation of the Class 1 terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking authorized in Class 1 terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-128, 4 May 2007.

6.

P. Wayne Soper (OBCI)

2009-0404-6
12 March 2009

APPROVED – Extension of the time limit to 5 April 2010 to commence the operation of the national English-language Category 2 specialty programming undertaking authorized in Smart Living Television - Category 2 specialty service, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-125, 5 April 2006. This is the final extension to be granted by the Commission.

7.

Bhupinder Bola (OBCI)

2009-0411-1
12 March 2009

APPROVED – Extension of the time limit to 5 April 2010 to commence the operation of the national English-language Category 2 specialty programming undertaking authorized in The Horse Channel - Category 2 specialty service, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-126, 5 April 2006. This is the final extension to be granted by the Commission.

8.

Olympia Films Inc.

2009-0438-5
19 March 2009

APPROVED – Extension of the time limit to 4 April 2010 to commence the operation of the national English-language Category 2 specialty programming undertaking authorized in Equestrian Planet - Category 2 specialty service, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-115, 4 April 2006. This is the final extension to be granted by the Commission.

9.

Olympia Films Inc.

2009-0447-6
19 March 2009

APPROVED – Extension of the time limit to 4 April 2010 to commence the operation of the national French-language Category 2 specialty programming undertaking authorized in Équestre Planète - Category 2 specialty service, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-116, 4 April 2006. This is the final extension to be granted by the Commission.

10.

Ethnic Channels Group Limited

2009-0460-9
23 March 2009

APPROVED – Extension of the time limit to 27 April 2010 to commence the operation of the national third-language ethnic Category 2 specialty programming undertaking authorized in South Asian News Channel - Category 2 specialty service, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-174, 27 April 2006. This is the final extension to be granted by the Commission.

11.

Ethnic Channels Group Limited

2009-0459-1
23 March 2009

APPROVED – Extension of the time limit to 24 April 2010 to commence the operation of the national third-language ethnic Category 2 specialty programming undertaking authorized in Portuguese TV - Category 2 specialty service, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-166, 24 April 2006. This is the final extension to be granted by the Commission.

12.

Ethnic Channels Group Limited

2009-0458-3
23 March 2009

APPROVED – Extension of the time limit to 24 April 2010 to commence the operation of the national third-language ethnic Category 2 specialty programming undertaking authorized in Bangladeshi/Bengali TV - Category 2 specialty service, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-165, 24 April 2006. This is the final extension to be granted by the Commission.

13.

Ethnic Channels Group Limited

2009-0457-5
23 March 2009

APPROVED – Extension of the time limit to 21 April 2010 to commence the operation of the national third-language ethnic Category 2 specialty programming undertaking authorized in Arabic TV 2 - Category 2 specialty service, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-157, 21 April 2006. This is the final extension to be granted by the Commission.

14.

Ethnic Channels Group Limited

2009-0455-9
23 March 2009

APPROVED – Extension of the time limit to 21 April 2010 to commence the operation of the national third-language ethnic Category 2 specialty programming undertaking authorized in Punjabi TV - Category 2 specialty service, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-155, 21 April 2006. This is the final extension to be granted by the Commission.

15.

Asian Television Network International Limited

2009-0452-5
23 March 2009

APPROVED – Extension of the time limit to 4 April 2010 to commence the operation of the national English-language Category 2 pay television programming undertaking authorized in ATN - Cricket Channel II - Category 2 pay television service, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2006-122, 4 April 2006. This is the final extension to be granted by the Commission.

16.

Bragg Communications Incorporated

2009-0454-1
23 March 2009

APPROVED – Extension of the authorized service area of the regional video-on-demand programming undertaking serving the provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick to include the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

17.

Novus Entertainment Inc.

2009-0448-4
23 March 2009

APPROVED – Extension of the time limit to 4 May 2011 to commence the operation of the Class 1 cable broadcasting distribution undertaking authorized in Class 1 cable broadcasting distribution undertaking, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-129, 4 May 2007. This is the final extension to be granted by the Commission.

18.

Cogeco Cable Canada Inc.

2009-0477-3
30 March 2009

APPROVED – Extension of the authorized service area of the cable broadcasting distribution undertaking serving St. Catharines, Ontario.

19.

L.A. Radio Group Inc.

2008-1631-6
14 April 2009

APPROVED – Change in the authorized contours of the English-language FM commercial radio programming undertaking CJUV-FM Lacombe, Alberta.

20.

Canwest Television GP Inc. (the general partner) and Canwest Media Inc. (the limited partner), carrying on business as Canwest Television Limited Partnership

2009-0569-8
16 April 2009

APPROVED – Extension of the time limit to 8 June 2010 to continue the temporary operation of the transmitter at Edmonton, Alberta authorized in CHCA-TV Red Deer – Temporary t echnical parameters for the Edmonton transmitter, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-317, 20 August 2007. This is the final extension to be granted by the Commission.

21.

Touch Canada Broadcasting (2006) Inc. (the general partner), and 1188011 Alberta Ltd. and Touch Canada Broadcasting Inc. (the limited partners), carrying on business as Touch Canada Broadcasting Limited Partnership

2009-0566-4
29 April 2009

APPROVED – Change in the authorized contours of the English-language commercial FM radio programming undertaking CJSI-FM Calgary, Alberta.

22.

Canadian Hellenic Cable Radio Ltd.

2009-0580-5
29 April 2009

APPROVED – Extension of the time limit to 6 July 2010 to commence the operation of the commercial FM ethnic specialty radio programming undertaking at Montréal, Quebec authorized in Licensing of new radio stations in Montréal and Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-217, 6 July 2007.

Footnote

1 In regard to the Commission's streamlined approach for applications involving ownership issues, see Broadcasting Public Notice 2003-50. In regard to the Commission's streamlined approach for applications involving amendments and extensions of deadlines, see Broadcasting Circular 2006-1.