Canadian broadcaster/publisher/telco and video shop operator (etc.) Rogers Communications is buying ten television stations from CTVglobemedia. The C$137.5 million deal comprises:
- the A Channel group of six over-the-air stations
- CKX-Television, an over-the-air conventional CBC affiliate in Brandon, Manitoba
- ACCESS Alberta, the designated provincial educational television broadcaster for Alberta, available over-the-air and via cable, satellite and telco distributors
- CLT (Canadian Learning Television), Canada’s only national educational television specialty service, available via cable, satellite and telco distributors
- SexTV: The Channel, an English language digital service, available across Canada via cable, satellite and telco distributors.
The channels were owned by CHUM Limited, which was purchased by CTVgm last year.
The transaction is subject to Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) and Competition Bureau approval. It is also subject to CRTC approval of CTVgm’s acquisition of CHUM, which included a commitment to divest these assets.