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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-468

Ottawa, 20 December 2002

Bell ExpressVu Inc., the general partner, BCE Inc. and Bell Actimedia Inc. (in partnership), the limited partners, carrying on business as Bell ExpressVu Limited Partnership
Across Canada

Applications 2002-0719-3, 2002-0720-1, 2002-0721-8, 2002-0722-6
Public Hearing at St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
10 December 2002

Corporate reorganization of Bell ExpressVu Limited Partnership


The Commission has received applications by BCE Inc. (BCE), on its behalf and on behalf of Bell Actimedia Inc. (BAM) (operating in partnership), the proposed limited partners, and on behalf of Bell ExpressVu Inc. (BEI), the general partner. The applications are for licences to continue the operation of the undertakings noted below, following a corporate reorganization of Bell ExpressVu Limited Partnership (BEV LP). The reorganization will result in a change to the limited partner of BEV LP, from BCE to BCE and BAM, partners in a general partnership.


The current limited partnership (BEV LP) operates a direct-to-home (DTH) distribution undertaking, a pay-per-view (PPV) undertaking, a DTH PPV undertaking and a satellite relay distribution undertaking.


An intervention in opposition to these applications was submitted by Denis Brazeau of Gatineau, Quebec. The concerns expressed in the intervention were related to a television station and a radio station in the Gatineau area, and not directly related to the applicants or the applications considered herein.


The Commission is satisfied that the transactions represent an intra-corporate reorganization that will not change the ultimate control of the licensed distribution undertakings concerned. Control of the undertakings noted above will continue to be exercised by BCE.


Accordingly, the Commission approves the applications, and will issue new licences to Bell ExpressVu Inc., the general partner, and BCE Inc. and Bell Actimedia Inc. (in partnership), the limited partners, carrying on business as Bell ExpressVu Limited Partnership, upon surrender of the current licences issued to BCE, the limited partner, and BEI, the general partner, carrying on business as BEV LP. Each new licence will expire on the expiry date of the current licence. The licences will be subject to the terms and conditions in effect under the current licences.

Secretary General

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