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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2002-87

Ottawa, 17 April 2002

Bell Globemedia Inc., on behalf of CTV Television Inc. and G and M Business News Limited, general partners in Report on Business Television general partnership
Across Canada

Application 2001-1306-9
Public Hearing at Winnipeg, Manitoba
4 February 2002

Modification of the ownership structure of ROBTv


The Commission approves the application by Bell Globemedia Inc. (Bell Globemedia), on behalf of CTV Television Inc. (CTV Television) and G and M Business News Limited (G and M Business), general partners in Report on Business Television general partnership (ROBTv partnership) for authority to change the ownership structure of the national English language programming undertaking ROBTv. Under the transaction, G and M Business will be wound up into CTV Television, resulting in the dissolution of ROBTv partnership. Consequently, CTV Television will become the licensee and operate ROBTv as a division of CTV Television. This transaction will not change the effective control of the undertaking as it will continue to be held by Bell Globemedia.


The Commission did not receive any interventions in connection with this application.


Upon surrender on the current licence, the Commission will issue a new licence to CTV Television to continue the operation of the specialty television service known as ROBTv. The new licence will be subject to the terms and conditions in effect under the current licence, as well as to any other condition that may be specified in the licence to be issued. The licence, when issued, will expire 31 August 2003, the current expiry date.


Because this licensee is subject to the Employment Equity Act and files reports with Human Resources Development Canada, its employment equity practices are not examined by the Commission.

Secretary General

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Date Modified: 2002-04-17

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