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Ottawa, 24 October 1996
Decision CRTC 96-705
Laurentien Câble TV inc.
Lachute and Brownsburg, Quebec- 199608410
Acquisition of assets
Following a Public Hearing held in the National Capital Region on 26 August 1996, the Commission approves the application for authority to acquire the assets of the cable distribution undertaking serving Lachute and Brownsburg from Communi-Câble inc., and for a broadcasting licence to continue the operation of this undertaking.
Upon surrender of the current licence, the Commission will issue a licence to Laurentien Câble TV inc., expiring 31 August 2001, the current expiry date. The operation of this undertaking will be regulated pursuant to Parts I, II and IV of the Cable Television Regulations, 1986 (the regulations). The authority granted herein is subject to the same conditions as those in effect under the current licence, as well as to any other condition specified in this decision and in the licence to be issued.
The Commission notes that the transaction proposed within this application represents an intra-corporate reorganization that does not alter the control or management of the licensee.
Consistent with Decision CRTC 95-357 dated 28 June 1995, the licensee is relieved, by condition of licence, from the requirement of paragraph 9(1)(i) of the regulations that it distribute, as part of the basic service and on the basic band if channels are available, the programming service of the extra-regional television station CFTU-TV (IND) Montréal. However, the licensee must continue to distribute CFTU-TV on the basic service.
Also consistent with Decision CRTC 95-357, the licensee is relieved, by condition of licence, of the requirement of section 12 of the regulations to distribute the programming services of CFTM-TV and CFCF-TV Montréal on unrestricted channels. Should the quality of the signals deteriorate significantly, the licensee will be expected to undertake immediate corrective action such as moving the services to other channels.
This decision is to be appended to the licence.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General

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