CTV completes acquisition of CKY-TV Manitoba

Toronto - CTV Inc. announced today that it has finalized the transaction to acquire CKY-TV from Videon CableSystems Inc. (formerly known as Moffat Communications Limited) for approximately $37-million. Fred Wagman was the trustee handling the transaction.

CKY, a long-time CTV affiliate, broadcasts throughout the province of Manitoba, and consists of CKY-TV Winnipeg, CKYB-TV Brandon, CKYD-TV Dauphin/Baldy Mountain, CKYA-TV Fisher Branch, CKYF-TV Flin Flon, CKYB-TV1 McCreary, CKYS-TV Snow Lake, CKYP-TV The Pas and CKYT-TV Thompson.

CTV Inc. is a leader in conventional and specialty broadcasting with 27 television stations across Canada (including CKY-TV Manitoba), interests in 33 specialty and pay channels (three category-1 digital specialty channel licences and 19 category-2 digital specialty licences), production houses and music publishing. Through its television operations, CTV reaches 99 per cent of English-speaking households, offering a wide range of quality news, sports, information and entertainment programming. CTV Inc., Canada's pre-eminent broadcast communications company, is owned by Bell Globemedia Inc., Canada's premier multi-media company, which also owns The Globe and Mail, Globe Interactive and Sympatico-Lycos. More information about CTV Inc. and its properties are on the company Web site at www.ctv.ca.

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