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Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2012-109

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Ottawa, 20 February 2012

Applications processed pursuant to streamlined procedures

The Commission sets out lists of applications that did not require a public process and that it processed from 1 November to 31 December 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 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 from 1 November to 31 December 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

  • Broadcasting applications that do not require a public process, Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-960, 23 December 2010

  • Ownership applications granted approval, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2003-50, 19 September 2003

Appendix 1 to Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2012-109

Ownership applications processed by the Commission by administrative letter from 1 November 2011 to 31 December 2011 pursuant to its streamlined procedure

Licensee

Application & date of the decision

Decision and description of the transaction

1. CFEL inc. and CJEC inc.

2011-1605-4
15 December 2011

APPROVED – Extension of the Voting Trust Agreement for the sale of CFEL-FM and CJEC-FM by the trustee, Fernand Belisle, for a period of 6 months from the date of the administrative letter of approval (15 December 2011).

2. Hollywood Suite Inc.

2011-1481-8
15 December 2011

APPROVED – Change to the effective control of Hollywood Suite Inc. (Hollywood Suite) from a legal control exercised by Jay Switzer as the majority shareholder to a control exercised by Jay Switzer by virtue of a Voting Trust Agreement, following a reduction of his voting interest in Hollywood Suite.

Hollywood Suite is the licensee of Warner Films, Hollywood Storm, MGM Channel and Hollywood Festival.

3. Shore Media Group Inc.

2011-1477-7
16 December 2011

APPROVED – Change to the effective control of Shore Media Group Inc. (Shore Media), from being controlled by its board of directors to a control exercised by Astral Media Inc., through the transfer of all the shares of Shore Media to Astral Media Radio Inc., a subsidiary of Astral Media Inc.

Shore Media is the licensee of CHHR-FM Vancouver, British Columbia.

4. FDR Media Group Inc.

2011-1507-2
16 December 2011

APPROVED – Change to the effective control of FDR Media Group Inc. (FDR Media) from an indirect control exercised equally (33.33%) by David Martin, Shubhankar Maitra and Fariba Rawhani to a direct control exercised equally (25%) by these three persons and Prashant Pathak.

FDR Media is the owner of subsidiaries authorized to operate TIME HD TV, Mehndi HD TV and Channel Q TV, three services approved in 2010 and not yet in operation at the time the administrative letter of approval was issued.

5. 1475435 Alberta Ltd.

2011-1524-6
16 December 2011

APPROVED – Change to the effective control of 1475435 Alberta Ltd. (1475435) from John Yerxa to Paul J. Hill through the transfer of all issued shares of 1475435 to Harvard Broadcasting Inc.

1475435 is the licensee of CJNW-FM Edmonton, Alberta.

6. Harvard Broadcasting Inc.

2011-1478-5
16 December 2011

APPROVED – Change to the effective control of Harvard Broadcasting Inc. (Harvard) from Frederick W. Hill to Paul J. Hill following the death of Frederick W. Hill in July 2008.

Harvard is the licensee of radio programming undertakings and the parent company of two other licensees of radio programming undertakings in Alberta and Saskatchewan.


Appendix 2 to Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2012-109

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

Licensee

Application & date of the decision

Decision and description of the application

1. GlassBOX Television Inc.

2011-1380-3
3 November 2011

DENIED – Amendment to the broadcasting licence for the national English-language Category 2 specialty programming undertaking authorized in TREK TV – Category 2 specialty service, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-122, 6 March 2009, to add categories 10, 11(a) and 11(b).

APPROVED – Extension to 6 March 2013 of the time limit to implement the service. This is the final extension to be granted by the Commission.

2. GlassBOX Television Inc.

2011-1381-0
3 November 2011

DENIED – Amendment to the broadcasting licence for the national English-language Category 2 specialty programming undertaking authorized in CURV TV – Category 2 specialty service, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2010-250, 5 May 2010, to add categories 11(a) and 11(b).

APPROVED – Extension to 5 May 2014 of the time limit to implement the service. This is the final extension to be granted by the Commission.

3. Videon Cablesystems Inc.

2011-1397-7
7 November 2011

APPROVED – Extension of the authorized service area of the licensee’s terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking in Winnipeg to include Oak Bluff, Manitoba.

4. Canal Savoir

2011-1379-5
7 November 2011

APPROVED – Extension to 15 December 2011 of the time limit to continue the analog broadcast of the French-language conventional television programming undertaking CFTU-TV Montréal, Quebec.

5. CIAM Media & Radio Broadcasting Association

2011-1393-5
8 November 2011

APPROVED – Extension to 6 November 2012 of the time limit to implement the transmitters in Cleadale, Peerless Lake and Chateh, Alberta, approved in CIAM-FM Fort Vermillion – Addition of transmitters, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-302, 6 November 2008. The implementation of the transmitters is subject to the notification by the Department of Industry that its technical requirements have been met and that broadcasting certificates will be issued.

6. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

2011-1419-9
8 November 2011

APPROVED – Amendment to the broadcasting licence for the English-language television programming undertaking CBRT-TV Calgary by deleting the transmitters CBRT-3 and CBRT-17 Exshaw, Alberta.

7. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

2011-1400-1
14 November 2011

APPROVED – Amendment to the broadcasting licence for the French-language digital television programming undertaking CBLFT-DT Toronto by deleting the transmitter CBLFT-11 Barrie, Ontario.

8. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

2011-1453-7
14 November 2011

APPROVED – Amendment to the broadcasting licence for the English-language digital television programming undertaking CBLT-DT Toronto by deleting the transmitter CBLT-TV-1 Barrie, Ontario.

9. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

2011-1444-6
14 November 2011

APPROVED – Amendment to the broadcasting licence for the French-language digital television programming undertaking CBVT-DT Québec by deleting the transmitter CBVT-TV-2 Sainte-Famille, Quebec.

10. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

2011-1443-8
14 November 2011

APPROVED – Amendment to the broadcasting licence for the French-language digital television programming undertaking CKTV-DT Saguenay by deleting the transmitter CKTV-TV-1 Saint-Fulgence, Quebec.

11. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

2011-1458-7
14 November 2011

APPROVED – Amendment to the broadcasting licence for the English-language digital television programming undertaking CBNT-DT St. John’s by deleting the transmitter CBNT-TV-42 St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

12. 0859291 B.C. Ltd.

2011-1409-0
18 November 2011

APPROVED – Amendment to the broadcasting licence for the English-language television programming undertaking CHEK-TV Victoria by deleting the analog transmitter CHEK-TV Sooke, British Columbia.

13. Newfoundland Broadcasting Company Limited

2011-1487-6
5 December 2011

APPROVED – Change to the technical parameters of the digital English-language television programming undertaking CJON-DT St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. The implementation of these technical parameters is subject to the notification by the Department of Industry that its technical requirements have been met and that a broadcasting certificate will be issued.

14. Newfoundland Broadcasting Company Limited

2011-1474-3
5 December 2011

APPROVED – Amendment to the broadcasting licence for the English-language television programming undertaking CJON-DT St. John’s by deleting the transmitters CJON-TV-4 Bay Bulls and CJLN-TV Lawn, Newfoundland and Labrador.

15. Gérald Dominique on behalf of a company to be incorporated

2011-1534-5
16 December 2011

APPROVED – Extension to 27 October 2012 of the time limit to implement the regional French-language Category 2 specialty programming undertaking approved in Je me souviens – Category 2 specialty service, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2009-95, 26 February 2009. This is the final extension to be granted by the Commission.

16. Bollywood Times HD TV Inc.

2011-1548-6
21 December 2011

APPROVED – Amendment to the definition of the term “broadcast day” for the national English-language Category 2 specialty programming undertaking to be known as Bollywood Times HD TV.

17. Mehndi HD TV Inc.

2011-1562-6
21 December 2011

APPROVED – Amendment to the definition of the term “broadcast day” for the national third-language ethnic Category 2 specialty programming undertaking to be known as Mehndi HD TV.

18. Newcap Inc.

2011-1574-1
21 December 2011

APPROVED – Amendment to the broadcasting licence for the English-language television programming undertaking CKSA-TV Lloydminster by deleting the transmitters CKSA-TV-3 Wainwright and CKSA-TV-4 Provost, Alberta.

19. Newcap Inc.

2011-1572-5
21 December 2011

APPROVED – Amendment to the broadcasting licence for the English-language television programming undertaking CITL-TV Lloydminster, Alberta, by deleting the transmitters CITL-TV-1 Wainwright, CITL-TV-2 Provost and CITL-TV-4 Bonnyville, Alberta, and CITL-TV-3 Meadow Lake and CITL-TV-10 Alcot Trail, Saskatchewan.


Footnote

[1] In regard to the Commission’s streamlined approach for applications involving ownership issues, see Broadcasting Public Notice 2003-50. Concerning the Commission’s streamlined approach for applications involving amendments and extensions of deadlines, see Broadcasting Circular 2010-960.