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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-150

Ottawa, 3 June 2002

Consortium Câble-Axion Digitel inc., for Câble-Axion Québec inc. and Câble-Axion Digitel Inc.
Various locations in Quebec

Applications 2002-0111-1 and 2002-0110-4

Amendment to the indirect control of Câble-Axion Québec inc. and Câble-Axion Digitel Inc.


The Commission approves the applications by Consortium Câble-Axion Digitel inc. (consortium Câble-Axion), for Câble-Axion Québec inc. (Câble-Axion Québec) and Câble-Axion Digitel Inc. (Câble-Axion Digitel), (collectively the licensees), for authority to amend the indirect control of the licensees, as a result of the acquisition by TELUS Corporation of the control of TELUS Québec inc. (TELUS Québec).


The licensees operate broadcasting distribution undertakings in various locations in Quebec.


Consortium Câble-Axion directly controls Câble-Axion Québec and Câble-Axion Digitel with its 80% and 89.16% voting interest, respectively. TELUS Québec directly controls the remaining voting interest of the licensees, namely 20% in Câble-Axion Québec and 10.84% in Câble-Axion Digitel. TELUS Québec also holds a 33.33% voting interest in Consortium Câble-Axion. Through all of these holdings, TELUS Québec directly and indirectly controls 46.7% of the voting interest of Câble-Axion Québec and 40.6% of the voting interest of Câble-Axion Digitel.


As a result of a change in the ownership structure of TELUS Québec, whereby TELUS Corporation has acquired all of the voting shares in TELUS Québec, TELUS Corporation now has an indirect control of 46.7% voting interest in Câble-Axion Québec and of 40.6% voting interest in Câble-Axion Digitel.


The transaction does not change the effective control of the licensees as it continues to be exercised by Consortium Câble-Axion.


The Commission notes that the licensees have proceeded with the transaction prior to obtaining its approval. The licensees are reminded that they must abide by section 4 of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations, at all times.

Secretary General

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