27 June 2013
2:30 pm to 4:00 pm EDT
CRTC Central Office
1 Promenade du Portage, Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
Central Building, Gatineau, Quebec
OTTAWA-GATINEAU, June 25, 2013 /CNW/ - On June 27, 2013, a media lock-up
will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Canadian
Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for the
decision on an application by Astral to change the effective control of
its broadcasting undertakings to BCE Inc.
The Chairman of the CRTC will address the media and answer questions
shortly after 4 p.m.
Any parties interested in attending the lock-up are asked to contact the
Media Relations department at 819-997-9403 or firstname.lastname@example.org by June 27 at 11:00 a.m. Parties are asked to specify if they intend to
bring a video camera. Due to space constraints, only one reporter is allowed per news organization. They will be required to sign
a non-disclosure agreement upon arrival.
No one will be permitted to leave the lock-up before 4:00 p.m.
Cellphones, smartphones, wireless handheld devices (e.g. BlackBerry),
3G tablets (e.g. iPad), pagers, etc. must be left with the CRTC staff
in the room. Owners of laptops and Wi-Fi only tablets must disable
wireless capabilities prior to arriving at the CRTC. Telephone lines
and Internet access will be available at the end of the lock-up.
The decision will be posted on the CRTC website www.crtc.gc.ca at 4:00 p.m. on 27 June 2013.
The CRTC is an administrative tribunal that regulates and supervises
broadcasting and telecommunications in Canada.
SOURCE: Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
For further information:
Tel: 819-997-9403, Fax: 819-997-4245
Tel: 819-997-0313, TDD: 819-994-0423, Fax: 819-994-0218
Toll-free # 1-877-249-CRTC (2782)