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Decision CRTC 2001-588

Ottawa, 14 September 2001

Ms. Charlotte Bell
Vice President Regulatory Affairs
Global Television Network Inc.
81 Barber Green Road
Toronto, ON
M3C 2A2

Dear Ms. Bell:

Re: Application No. 200108474 - Approved
Change of ownership:
A change modifying the proposed structure of "Fox Sports World Canada", a new category 2 specialty television service, from a corporation to be incorporated to "3926940 General Partnership", involving the partners Global Television Network Inc. and 3926940 Canada Limited

The Commission approves the above-noted application for authority to effect a modification from a corporation to be incorporated to "3926940 General Partnership", whereby Global Television Network Inc. (GTNI) and 3926940 Canada Limited will become the partners and licensees of the new category 2 specialty television service to be known as "Fox Sports World Canada".

The Commission notes that in its Decision 2000-568 (dated December 14, 2000), it awarded a category 2 digital specialty service to Global Television Network Inc. (GTNI), on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated. The ownership structure was subsequently modified to a general partnership (3926940 General Partnership) consisting of GTNI (with 99.99% of the interests) and a subsidiary of GTNI, 3926940 Canada Limited (with 0.01% of the interests). Effective control will remain in the hands of GTNI.

The Commission will modify its ownership records to reflect the partnership interests held by GTNI and 3926940 Canada Limited in "Fox Sports World Canada", as shown in the attached appendix.

The Commission also approves the licensee's confidentiality request for certain parts of the Program Licensing Agreement between Fox Cable Networks Ventures, Inc. and CanWest Global Broadcasting Inc.; and it notes that an abridged version of this document is available for the public file.

All letters of approval issued by the Commission are made available for public examination at the Commission's central office. The Commission also requires you to append this letter to your licence.

Yours sincerely,

Ursula Menke
Secretary General


3926940 GENERAL PARTNERSHIP ("Fox Sports World Canada")


% Voting Interests held

Global Television Network Inc. (GTNI)


3926940 Canada Limited


3926940 Canada Limited



# held

% vote

Global Television Network Inc.




Date Modified: 2001-09-14

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