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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-100

  Ottawa, 23 March 2007
  CHUM Limited
Across Canada
  Applications 2006-1514-8, 2006-1515-6, 2006-1516-4, 2006-1517-2, 2006-1518-0, 2006-1519-8, 2006-1520-6 and 2006-1521-3
Public Hearing at Calgary, Alberta
12 February 2007

Acquisition of assets - Corporate reorganization


The Commission approves the applications by CHUM Limited (CHUM), for authority to effect a corporate reorganization. The reorganization will result in the transfer of the assets of certain broadcasting undertakings owned by CHUM and its wholly-owned subsidiary Learning and Skills Television of Alberta (Learning and Skills), to CHUM's newly-created wholly-owned subsidiaries (Subcos). The list of the Subcos and the broadcasting undertakings affected by this reorganization is set out in the appendix to this decision. The applicant also requested new licences to be issued to the various Subcos under the same terms and conditions as those in effect under the current licences.



The Commission received an intervention in support of these applications from the Canadian Society for the Recording Arts, and one intervention from Mr. Wes Henderson, who offered general comments related to the effects of media on society. The applicant did not reply to Mr. Henderson's intervention.


The Commission notes that the transaction approved herein represents a corporate reorganization that does not alter the ultimate control of the various broadcasting undertakings, which will continue to be controlled by CHUM. The Commission also notes that CHUM's voting shares are currently held in trust by Mr. John D. McKellar, pursuant to a Voting Trust Agreement as approved by the Commission on 12 July 2006.


Upon surrender of the current licences issued to CHUM and Learning and Skills, the Commission will issue new licences to the various Subcos under the same terms and conditions as those in effect under the current licences. The new licences will expire on the current expiry dates.


Because this licensee is subject to the Employment Equity Act and files reports concerning employment equity with theDepartment of Human Resources and Skills Development, its employment equity practices are not examined by the Commission.
  Secretary General
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Appendix to Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-100


List of broadcasting undertakings
affected by the proposed reorganization

Application No.


Affected Undertakings


4358350 Canada Inc.
(Music Co.)

  • MuchMusic
  • MuchMoreMusic
  • MuchLoud
  • MuchMoreRetro
  • MuchVibe
  • PunchMuch


1708486 Ontario Inc.
(A Channel Co.)

  • CFPL-TV London, ON
  • CHRO-TV Pembroke, ON
  • CHRO-TV-43 Ottawa, ON
  • CHWI-TV Wheatley, ON
  • CHWI-TV-60 Windsor, ON
  • CKNX-TV Wingham, ON
  • CKVR-TV Barrie, ON
  • CKVR-TV-1 Parry Sound, ON


1708487 Ontario Inc.
(CityTV Toronto Co.)

  • CITY-TV Toronto, ON

CITY-TV-2 Woodstock, ON

CITY-TV-3 Ottawa, ON

  • CITY-DT Toronto, ON


1708478 Ontario Inc.
(Victoria Co.)

  • CIVI-TV Victoria, BC

CIVI-TV-2 Vancouver, BC


1708482 Ontario Inc.
(Bravo Co.)

  • Bravo!


1708483 Ontario Inc.
(Space Co.)

  • Space: The Imagination Station


1708484 Ontario Inc.
(CLT Co.)

  • Canadian Learning Television (CLT)


1708479 Ontario Inc.
(Radio Co.)

  • CFCA-FM Kitchener, ON
  • CFJR-FM Brockville, ON
  • CFLY-FM Kingston, ON
  • CHST-FM London, ON
  • CIDR-FM Windsor, ON
  • CIDR-DR-1 Windsor, ON
  • CIMX-FM Windsor, ON
  • CIMX-DR-1 Windsor, ON
  • CJPT-FM Brockville, ON
  • CKKW Kitchener, ON
  • CKLC Kingston, ON
  • CKLW Windsor, ON
  • CKLW-DR-2 Windsor, ON
  • CKLY-FM Lindsay, ON
  • CKPT Peterborough, ON
  • CKQM-FM Peterborough, ON
  • CKWW Windsor, ON
  • CKWW-DR-2 Windsor, ON

Date Modified: 2007-03-23

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