Agenda, Hearing 21 September 2010, Calgary



Calgary, Alberta

Change of effective control – Canwest/Shaw
21 September 2010 at 8:30 a.m.

Four Points by Sheraton Calgary Airport
2875 Sunridge Way NE
Calgary, Alberta

Hearing Room: Willow
Temporary Examination Room:
Spruce – 403-262-3903

Interventions received concerning the applications scheduled for this hearing are available on the public examination files.

Reference Documents: Broadcasting Notices of Consultation CRTC 2010-498, 2010-498-1 and 2010-498-2

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Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Non-appearing Part of the Hearing

1. CanWest Global Communications Corp.
Across Canada (Application No. 2010-0854-0)

Even though there is no oral presentation for this application, it is nevertheless part of this hearing, and such, it will be considered by the Panel and a decision will be rendered at a later date.

Please refer to Broadcasting Notices of Consultation CRTC 2010-498 and 2010-498-1 for a detailed description of the following application which will be available electronically in the Temporary Examination Room.

Appearing Part of the Hearing

2. Application by Shaw Communications Inc.
Across Canada (Application No. 2010-0550-5)

Application by Shaw Communications Inc., on behalf of CanWest Global Communications Corp. (Canwest Global) and its operating subsidiaries/licensees, for authority to transfer the effective control of Canwest Global’s broadcasting entities to Shaw, through a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shaw known as 7316712 Canada Inc. (7316712 Canada).

Phase I – Presentation by the Applicant

Panel for Shaw Communications Inc.:

Jim Shaw, Vice Chairman & CEO, Shaw Communications Inc.
Peter Bissonnette, President, Shaw Communications Inc.
Brad Shaw, Executive Vice President, Shaw Communications Inc.
Steve Wilson, Chief Financial Officer, Shaw Communications Inc.
Ken Stein, Senior Vice President, Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Shaw Communications Inc.
Michael D’Avella, Senior Vice President, Planning, Shaw Communications Inc.
Jean Brazeau, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Shaw Communications Inc.
Paul Robertson, Group Vice President, Broadcasting, Shaw Communications Inc.
Cynthia Rathwell, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Programming , Shaw Communications Inc.

Peter Viner, President and CEO, Canadian Television, Canwest
Barb Williams, Executive Vice President, Content, Canwest

Vince Mercier, Davies Ward Phillips Vineberg
Stephen Zolf, Heenan Blaikie

Phase II – Presentations by the Interveners

Interveners – Appearing Individually

1. Independent Broadcast Group/Le groupe de diffuseurs indépendants (int. #94)

2. Canadian Cable Systems Alliance Inc. (int. #139)

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Phase II – Presentations by the Interveners (cont’d)

Interveners – Appearing Individually

3. Canadian Association of Community TV Users and Stations (int. #107)

4. Save Our CBC Kamloops (int. #90)

Panel of Interveners

5. ACTRA and AFM Canada (int. #91)

6. Writers Guild of Canada (int. #98)

7. Directors Guild of Canada (int. #101)

8. Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association (int. #106)

Interveners – Appearing Individually

9. Canadian Media Production Association (int. #105)

10. Media Access Canada (int. #103)

11. Pelmorex Communications Inc. (int. #140)

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Phase II – Presentations by the Interveners (cont’d)

Interveners – Appearing Individually

12. Premiere Bobine Inc. (int. #135)

13. Canadian Media Guild (int. #95)

14. Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP) (int. #102)

15. TELUS (int. #93)

Phase III – Reply by the Applicant

Shaw Communications Inc.

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