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Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2007-208

  Ottawa, 28 June 2007
  Ontario Educational Communications Authority, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated
Toronto, Sudbury, Hawkesbury, Evanturel, Harris Township, Hawk Junction, Lac Ste-Thérèse, New Osnaburgh, Brethour, Longlac, Summer Beaver, Pembroke, Kirby's Corner, Kaboni, Val Rita and Nakina, Ontario
  Application 2007-0002-2, received 3 January 2007
Public Hearing in the National Capital Region
30 April 2007

CHLF-TV Toronto - Acquisition of assets


The Commission approves the application by the Ontario Educational Communications Authority, on behalf of a corporation to be incorporated (the applicant), to acquire the assets of the satellite-to-cable programming undertaking CHLF-TV Toronto, currently held by the Ontario Educational Communications Authority (TVOntario). The acquisition of assets of CHLF-TV Toronto also includes the acquisition of its transmitters CHLF-TV-1 Sudbury, CHLF-TV-2 Hawkesbury, CHLF-TV-3 Evanturel, CHLF-TV-4 Harris Township, CHLF-TV-5 Hawk Junction, CHLF-TV-6 Lac Ste Thérèse, CHLF-TV-7 New Osnaburgh, CHLF-TV-9 Brethour, CHLF-TV-10 Longlac, CHLF-TV-12 Summer Beaver, CHLF-TV-13 Pembroke, CHLF-TV-14 Kirby's Corner, CHLF-TV-5 Kaboni, CHLF-TV-16 Val Rita and CHLF-TV-18 Nakina, Ontario.


The applicant also requested a broadcasting licence to continue the operation of CHLF-TV and its transmitters under the same terms and conditions as those set out in the current licence, upon surrender of the licence issued to TVOntario.


The applicant stated that the purpose of its application is to implement the decision of the Ontario government granting full autonomy to the French-language educational television service, TFO. To this effect, the Minister of Education and the Minister Responsible for Francophone Affairs of Ontario jointly announced that the government will make the new entity being incorporated an independent organization with its own board of directors, managers and budget.


The Commission notes that the low-power community television transmitters CHLF-TV-8 Sultan, CHLF-TV-11 Oba and CHLF-TV-17 Jogues are not included in the broadcasting licence to be issued. The applicant indicated that communities served by these transmitters now receive satellite broadcasting signals and that, consequently, these communities have requested that these transmitters be taken out of service.


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


The Commission notes that the applicant has committed to file with the Commission the terms of transfer of goods and agreements, including the articles of incorporation.


The licence will be issued once the applicant has satisfied the Commission, with supporting documentation, that the following requirements have been met:
  • the current licence has been surrendered to the Commission; and
  • an eligible Canadian corporation has been incorporated in accordance with the application in all material respects.


The licence will expire 31 August 2008, the current licence expiry date, and will be subject to the same terms and conditions as those in effect under the current licence.
  Secretary general
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Date Modified: 2007-06-28

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