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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-3

Ottawa, 11 January 2002

Cogeco Radio-Télévision inc. (CRTI), on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated (Newco), a wholly owned subsidiary of CRTI
Laval, Montréal, Québec and across Canada 

Applications 2001-1155-0, 2001-1158-4, 2001-1233-4, 2001-1159-2, 2001-1160-0, 2001-1235-0, 2001-1236-8, 2001-1237-6, 2001-1238-4, 2001-1239-2
Public Hearing in Hamilton
3 December 2001

Corporate reorganization


The Commission approves the applications by Cogeco Radio-Télévision inc. (CRTI), on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated (Newco), a wholly owned subsidiary of CRTI, to undertake a corporate reorganization whereby CRTI will transfer to Newco the assets of CFGL-FM Laval and its related transitional digital radio undertaking (TDRU) CFGL-FM Laval/Montreal, the assets of CJMF-FM Québec, as well as a 49.99 % interest in Stornoway Communications Limited Partnership and a 20 % interest in Canal Indigo, a general partnership.


CRTI wishes to proceed with this corporate reorganisation in order to separate the above-noted assets from the assets of the television stations owned by CRTI, thus allowing the determination of the fiscal value of these assets before the realization of the transaction related to TQS Inc. described in Notice of Public Hearing CRTC 2001-10-4.


The proposed corporate reorganization will not result in any change of control or ownership of the above-noted assets.


Upon surrender of the current licences, the Commission will issue licences to Newco, a wholly owned subsidiary of CRTI for each undertaking listed in the appendix to this decision. Each new licence will expire on the expiry date of the current licence, as listed in the appendix. The licences will be subject to the terms and conditions in effect under the current licences.


This authority will only be effective and the Commission will only issue each licence at such time as it receives documentation establishing that an eligible Canadian corporation has been incorporated in accordance with the application in all material respects and that this corporation may be issued a licence.

Secretary General

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Appendix to Decision CRTC 2002-3


Expiry dates for the licences affected by the corporate reorganization



Expiry dates



31 August 2006


CFGL-FM Laval/Montreal (DTRU)

31 August 2002


CJMF-FM Québec

31 August 2002


Canal Indigo - Pay-per-view television

31 August 2002


Canal Indigo - DTH Pay-per-view television

31 August 2002


Canal Indigo - Video-on-demand

31 August 2003


Stornoway - category 2 - The Pet Network

31 August 2007


Stornoway - category 2 - @work

31 August 2007


Stornoway - category 2 - BPM:TV (formerly The Dance Channel)

31 August 2007


Stornoway - category 1 - i channel (formerly Issues Channel)

31 August 2007

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