ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2010-859
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Ottawa, 19 November 2010
Notice of hearing
21 January 2011
Deadline for submission of interventions/comments: 20 December 2010
The Commission will hold a hearing commencing on 21 January 2011 at 9:00 a.m., at the Commission Headquarters, 1 Promenade du Portage, Gatineau, Quebec. The Commission intends to consider the following application, subject to interventions, without the appearance of the parties:
Submit an intervention/comment or view related documents
Applicant and locality
1. Videotron Ltd. and 9227-2590 Québec inc., partners in a general partnership to be constituted, to carry on business as Videotron General Partnership
1. Across Canada
Application by Videotron Ltd. (Videotron) and 9227-2590 Québec inc. (9227), partners in a general partnership to be constituted, to carry on business as Videotron General Partnership (Videotron GP), for authority to acquire, as part of a corporate reorganization, the assets of the broadcasting undertakings held by Videotron.
Videotron is the licensee of Class 1 terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertakings (BDUs) serving Chicoutimi (Saguenay), Gatineau (Aylmer, Gatineau, Hull) and surrounding areas, Granby, Montréal (2), Québec, Sherbrooke and Terrebonne, of the video-on-demand programming undertaking known as Illico sur demande and the national French-language pay-per-view undertaking known as Canal Indigo.Videotron also owns and operates various exempt terrestrial BDUs.
The applicant is also requesting new licences to continue the operation of the undertakings under the same terms and conditions as those in effect under the current licences.
9227 is a wholly owned subsidiary of Videotron, which in turn is wholly owned by Quebecor Media Inc.
The proposed transaction would be effected by the transfer of the broadcasting undertakings from Videotron to Videotron GP.
This transaction will not affect ultimate control of these undertakings, which will continue to be exercised by Quebecor Media Inc.
612 St-Jacques Street West
Examination of application:
At the applicant’s address
Deadline for interventions
20 December 2010
The intervention must be received by the Commission and by the applicant on or before the above-mentioned date. The Commission cannot be held responsible for postal delays and will not notify a party whose intervention is received after the deadline date. The intervention will not be considered by the Commission and will not be part of the public file.
The intervention must include one of the following statements in either the first or the last paragraph:
- I request to appear at the public hearing.
- I do not want to appear at the public hearing.
Interventions will be considered by the Commission and will form part of the public record of the proceeding without further notification to intervening parties, provided the procedure set out below has been followed. Parties will be contacted only if their submissions raise procedural questions.
Written interventions should be submitted to the Secretary General of the Commission in only one of the following formats:
by using the
[Broadcasting interventions/comments form]
by mail to
CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N2
by fax at
A true copy must be sent to the applicant, and proof that this has been done must accompany the intervention sent to the Commission.
The Commission advises those who file and serve by electronic mode to exercise caution when using e-mail for service of documents or notification, as it may be difficult to establish that service has occurred.
Parties must ensure that, before initiating service through electronic mode, they will be able to satisfy the Commission, upon request, that service of the notification was completed.
Submissions longer than five pages should include a summary.
Each paragraph of the submission should be numbered. In addition, where the intervention is filed by electronic means, the line ***End of document*** should be entered following the last paragraph of the document, as an indication that the document has not been damaged during electronic transmission.
Interventions should clearly identify the application referred to and indicate whether parties support or oppose the application, or, if they propose changes to it, include the facts and grounds for their proposal.
In the event that the application is brought to the oral phase of the hearing, and if parties wish to appear, they must provide reasons why their written interventions are not sufficient and why an appearance is necessary. Only those parties whose requests to appear have been granted will be contacted by the Commission and invited to appear at the public hearing.
Persons requiring communications support such as assistance listening devices and sign language interpretation are requested to inform the Commission at least twenty (20) days before the commencement of the public hearing so that the necessary arrangements can be made.
All information that parties provide as part of this public process, except information granted confidentiality, whether sent by postal mail, facsimile, e-mail or through the Commission’s website at www.crtc.gc.ca, becomes part of a publicly accessible file and will be posted on the Commission’s website. This information includes personal information, such as full names, e-mail addresses, postal/street addresses, telephone and facsimile numbers, and any other personal information parties provide.
The personal information that parties provide will be used and may be disclosed for the purpose for which the information was obtained or compiled by the Commission, or for a use consistent with that purpose.
Documents received electronically or otherwise will be put on the Commission’s website in their entirety exactly as received, including any personal information contained therein, in the official language and format in which they are received. Documents not received electronically will be available in PDF format.
The information that parties provide to the Commission as part of this public process is entered into an unsearchable database dedicated to this specific public process. This database is accessible only from the web page of this particular public process. As a result, a general search of the Commission’s website with the help of either its own search engine or a third-party search engine will not provide access to the information that was provided as part of this public process.
The Commission encourages interested parties to monitor the public examination file and the Commission’s website for additional information that they may find useful when preparing their interventions.
Examination of documents
An electronic version of the applications is available from the Commission’s website by selecting the application number within this notice.
A list of all interventions will also be available on the Commission’s website. An electronic version of all interventions submitted will be accessible from this list. To access the list, select “Lists of interventions/comments” under “Public Proceedings” from the Commission’s website.
Documents are also available during normal office hours at the local address provided in this notice and at the Commission offices and documentation centres directly involved with this application, or, upon request, within two (2) working days, at any other Commission offices and documentation centres.
Location of Commission offices
Toll-free telephone: 1-877-249-2782
Toll-free TDD: 1-877-909-2782
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
1 Promenade du Portage, Room 206
99 Wyse Road
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
205 Viger Avenue West
55 St. Clair Avenue East
275 Portage Avenue
2220 – 12th Avenue
10405 Jasper Avenue
858 Beatty Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
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