Agenda, Hearing 6 May 2013, Montréal, Quebec

Agenda (Revised on 30 April 2013)


Montréal, Quebec

6 May 2013 at 9:00 a.m.

Hôtel Gouverneur Place Dupuis
1415 Saint-Hubert Street
Montréal, Quebec

Hearing Room: Room Capitale
Temporary Examination Room:
Room Rimouski - 514-284-4100

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

Reference Document: Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2013-106.

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Monday, 6 May 2013

Appearing Item

Phase I – Presentation by the applicant

1. Astral Media Inc.
Various locations
Application 2013-0244-7

Application by Astral Media Inc. (Astral) for authority to change its effective control, and control of its licensed broadcasting subsidiaries, to BCE Inc. (BCE). The proposed transaction would be carried out by the acquisition of all outstanding shares of Astral by BCE and its new wholly owned subsidiary to be incorporated (BCE Subco).

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Phase II – Presentations by the interveners

1. PIAC/ CAC/COSCO/NPSCF/OC (int. #825)

2. Rogers Communications Inc. (int. #784)

3. Suzie McNeil (int. #694)

4. The Quebec English-language Production Council (int. #746)

5. Performing Arts Lodges Vancouver (int. #846)

6. Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (int. #679)

7. TELUS Communications Company (int. #799)

8. Alliance des producteurs francophones du Canada (int. #796)

9. Youth eMage Jeunesse Inc. (int. #497)

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

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

10. Eastlink (int. #761)

11. Blue Ant Inc. (int. #782)

12. Centre d'études sur les médias (int. #316)

13Alyssa Reid (int. #716)

14. Cogeco Cable Inc. (int. #819)

15. The Canadian Media Production Association (int. #721)

16. South Island Cable (int. #801)

17. Westmount Moving and Warehousing (int. #723)

18. The Producer's Roundtable of Ontario (int. #629)

19. Association des producteurs de films et de télévision du Québec (int. #688)

20. Diversity Emerging Music Collective (int. #834)

21. Documentary Organization of Canada (int. #760)

22. On Screen Manitoba (int. #798)

23. Vaxination Informatique (int. #826)

Thursday, 9 May 2013

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

24. MAC on behalf of Access 2020 Group of Stakeholders (int. #780)

25Première Bobine (int. #719)

26. Wyeth Clarkson (int. #676)

27. Québecor Média inc. en son nom et ceux de Vidéotron s.e.n.c. et Groupe TVA inc. (int. #816)

28. Canadian Cable Systems Alliance Inc. (int. #818)

29. ADISQ (int. #785)

30. Directors Guild of Canada (int. #718)

31. Festival international de la chanson de Granby (int. #119)

32. Conuma Cable Sytems Ltd (int. #682)

33. Canadian Council of Music Industry Associations (int. #577)

34. Union des artistes (UDA), Société des auteurs de radio, télévision et cinéma (SARTEC), Association des réalisateurs et réalisatrices du Québec (ARRQ) and Alliance québécoise des techniciens de l’image et du son (AQTIS) (int. #765)

Friday, 10 May 2013

Phase III – Reply by the applicant

1. Astral Media Inc.

Non-appearing items

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

Please refer to Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2013-106 for a detailed description of the following applications which are available electronically in the Temporary Examination Room.

2. Astral Media Inc., on behalf of BCE Inc. and certain licensed broadcasting subsidiaries
Various locations (2013-0247-1, 2013-0248-9 and 2013-0367-7)

3. Astral Media Inc. on behalf of certain of its licensed broadcasting subsidiaries
Various locations (2013-0245-5)

4. TVtropolis General Partnership
Across Canada (2013-0124-1)

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