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Ottawa, 6 December 2011

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 of 1 July 2011 to 31 August 2011 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 July 2011 to 31 August 2011 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 to this information bulletin. 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

Appendix 1 to Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2011-748

Ownership applications processed by the Commission by letter of authority from 1 July 2011 to 31 August 2011 pursuant to its streamlined procedure

 

Licensee

Application number

Description of the transaction

Date of letter

1

6878482 Canada Inc.

2011-0846-5

APPROVED – Change to the ownership of 6878482 Canada Inc. (6878482), through the transfer of the interest of the non-Canadian Setanta Sports North America Limited in 6878482 (20%) and its parent corporation (33.33%) to the non-Canadian MLM Management Limited.

This transaction does not affect the effective control of 6878482 which continues to be exercised by Rogers Communications Inc.

6878482 is licensee of Setanta Sports (Canada).

6 July 2011

2

Max Trax

2011-0937-2

APPROVED – Change to the effective control of Max Trax, from Corus Entertainment Inc. to Stingray Digital Group Inc.

14 July 2011

3

Colba.Net Inc.

2011-1075-9

APPROVED – Change to the ownership of Colba.Net Inc. (Colba.Net), through the transfer of the shares held by Motionsphere Inc. and 120272 Canada Inc. to Colba.Net Telecom Inc.

This transaction does not affect the effective control of Colba.Net which continues to be exercised by Joseph Bassili.

Colba.Net is licensee of a broadcasting distribution undertaking serving the Montreal Island.

23 August 2011

Appendix 2 to Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2011-748

Applications for amendments or extensions of deadlines that did not require a public process and that were processed by the Commission from 1 July 2011 to 31 August 2011 pursuant to its streamlined procedure

 

Licensee

Application & date of the decision

Decision and description of the application

1.     

Shaw Cablesystems Limited

2011-1062-6
26 July 2011

APPROVED – Extension of the authorized service area of its Class 1 terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking serving Fort McMurray, Alberta to include the areas of PTI Lakeside Camp, PTI Athabasca Lodge, PTI Beaver River Executive Lodge, Oil Sands Industrial Lodge, Barge Landing, Creeburn Lodge, Suncor Firebag, PTI Wapasu Creek Lodge, Husky Sunrise, Kearl Lake Plant and Shell Albian Village.

2.     

Fight Media Inc.

2011-1068-4
26 July 2011

APPROVED IN PART – Extension to 1 December 2012 of the time limit to implement the national, French-language Category 2[2] specialty service to be known as Le Réseau des Combats. The Commission approves a final extension of 12 months, as opposed to the 24 month extension requested by the applicant.

3.     

Fight Media Inc.

2011-1066-8
26 July 2011

APPROVED – Amendment to the broadcasting licence of the national English-language Category 2[3] specialty programming undertaking known as The Fight Network, to allow the service to be available for distribution in high definition.

4.     

TVA Group Inc.

2011-1077-5
15 August 2011

APPROVED – Amendment to the broadcasting licence for the French-language conventional television programming undertaking CJPM-TV Saguenay, Quebec to add a temporary digital transmitter in Saguenay, Quebec.

5.     

Canal Savoir

2011-1161-6
15 August 2011

APPROVED – Extension of time to 31 October 2011 of the time limit to continue the broadcast in analog of the conventional television programming undertaking CFTU-TV Montréal, Quebec.

6.     

RNC MEDIA Inc.

2011-0325-9
15 August 2011

APPROVED – Extension to 31 October 2011 of the time limit to implement the post-transition digital television programming undertakings CFGS-TV Gatineau, CFVS-TV Val d’Or and CFVS-TV-1 Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec.

7.     

Frank Rogers (OBCI)

2011-1092-3
23 August 2011

APPROVED – Extension to 1 August 2012 of the time limit to implement the new English-language, low-power FM commercial radio programming undertaking CJBT-FM Beeton-Tottenham, Ontario. This is the final extension to be granted by the Commission.

8.     

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

2011-1183-0
29 August 2011

APPROVED – Amendment to the technical parameters of the conventional English-language television programming undertaking CBKST-TV in Regina, Saskatchewan.

9.     

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

2011-1214-3
31 August 2011

APPROVED – Extension to 31 October 2011 of the time limit to continue the analog broadcast of the television programming undertakings CBWT-TV and CBWFT-TV Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Footnotes


[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.

[2] As set out in Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2011-455, as of 1 September 2011, Category 2 services are renamed Category B services.

[3] Idem