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  Encyclopedia: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
The CBC is the oldest currently-operating broadcasting service in the country, first established in its present form on November 2, 1936.
The CBC's predecessor, the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission, was established in 1932 by the government of R.B. Bennett after an intense lobbying campaign by Graham Spry and Alan Plaunt of the Canadian Radio League which had been set up in 1930 to campaign for the implementation of recommendations by the Aird Commission on public broadcasting.
Some stations that broadcast from smaller cities are private affiliates of the CBC, that is, stations which are owned by commercial broadcasters and air a predominantly CBC schedule.
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Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, or IRIB, is the television.
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 Twinstick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A twinstick, in Canadian broadcasting, is a term for two television stations, broadcasting in the same market, which are owned by the same company.
The term derives from the use of "stick", in broadcasting industry jargon, as a term for a broadcast transmitter tower.
From 1997 to 2002, CTV directly owned several CBC twinstick stations it had inherited from Baton Broadcasting in 1997 (CKNC, CHNB, CJIC and CFCL in Northern Ontario, which were part of the MCTV system, and CKBI and CKOS in Saskatchewan), but these were sold to the CBC in 2002.
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 mctv   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
MCTV was created in 1980 when Cambrian Broadcasting, which owned the CTV affiliates in Sudbury, North Bay and Timmins, merged with Mid-Canada Television, which owned the CBC affiliates in the same cities and CHRO in Pembroke.
MCTV was acquired by Baton Broadcasting in 1990.
Baton eventually became the sole corporate proprietor of CTV, and sold CHRO to CHUM Limited in 1998.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /MCTV.html   (319 words)

 SLU Communication Department: The Broadcasting Society
The Broadcasting Society is an organization made up of students interested in careers in the broadcasting field.
Broadcasting Society meetings are held regularly, providing members with industry knowledge and career information.
Then they went to Louisiana Public Broadcasting and ended their day at WBRZ, Channel 2, where they were in the studio for the 5 p.m.
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 CTV Television Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Baton's Bassett and Eaton families decided the way to gain control of CTV was to own as many member stations as possible.
Baton's Bassett, after promising a $ 20 million state of the art operation and millions of dollars in Canadian programming, was granted the licence.
Baton's Doug Bassett was on the move again, this time in Northern Ontario, where four "twin stick" operations in Sudbury, North Bay, Timmins and Sault Ste.
www.broadcasting-history.ca /networks/networks_CTV_Television.html   (4221 words)

 Baton Broadcasting System -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It was owned by (Click link for more info and facts about Baton Broadcasting) Baton Broadcasting.
In communities where a Baton-owned CBC station was the sole station in the market, Baton disaffiliated the stations from the CBC.
The BBS brand was suggested by a consulting company, as a so-called "backup" for Baton Broadcasting if its acquisition spree failed to gain control of (Click link for more info and facts about CTV) CTV.
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 CJIC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1990, Baton Broadcasting System acquired both Huron Broadcasting and the MCTV twinstick in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, North Bay, Ontario and Timmins, Ontario.
Baton subsequently sold CJIC to the CBC in 2002, the station is now a semi-satellite of CBLT in Toronto, Ontario.
The station was subsequently acquired by Telemedia, and ceased broadcasting in 1992.
read-and-go.hopto.org /Defunct-Canadian-television-stations/CJIC.html   (160 words)

 Baton Broadcasting Incorporated   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Baton Broadcasting Incorporated, a diversified Canadian communications company, was for many years 53% owned by the Eaton family (T.
EATON COMPANY LTD.) through Telegram Corporation Ltd. In 1997 Baton took control of the CTV network, and in 1998 Eaton's sold its assets, estimated at $450 million.
In December 1998 Baton changed its name to CTV Inc. Currently, Ivan Fecan is president and CEO.
thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0000565   (72 words)

 eye - Squeamish Globe gets cuffed by heavy hand of Baton - 05.06.93   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Cuff did not intend to imply that Baton Broadcasting was other than fully committed to the production of quality television drama.
In the first, a Baton official admitted to Cuff that the company was courting the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission and in the other the director publicly censured the final cut that was re-edited by Baton executives.
Despite the setbacks, he had still written that Baton's intentions were "admirable." But, in the end, Cuff was not impressed with the final product and he was not deterred from spelling out the reasons why.
www.eye.net /eye/issue/issue_05.06.93/NEWS/med0506.htm   (1203 words)

 Bassett, John
When in 1959 the Board of Broadcast Governors (BBG), reflecting the views of the recently elected Conservative government of John Diefenbaker, decided to allow an expansion of private telecasting in Canada, the most coveted market was Toronto, seen correctly as a potential gold mine.
Bassett joined the Eaton family, owners of a large department store chain, and others in an enterprise known as BATON Broadcasting, which was awarded the Toronto rights.
Bassett ran BATON from its inception until 1979, when he turned the day-to-day operations over to his son, Douglas, who has overseen further expansion of BATON's activities.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/B/htmlB/bassettjohn/bassettjohn.htm   (757 words)

 MCTV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This structure was permitted by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission because both companies were on the brink of bankruptcy due to their aggressive competition for limited advertising dollars in small markets.
Baton also purchased Huron Broadcasting in 1990, and converted those stations to the MCTV branding.
Baton retained the CBC twinsticks until 2002, when it sold them to the CBC.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/M/MCTV.htm   (511 words)

 CHRO   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
While the station is licensed to Pembroke, Ontario, its main studios are located in Ottawa, Ontario, and the Ottawa and Pembroke transmitters are licensed to air some separate advertising targeted to their specific communities.
In 1990, Baton Broadcasting acquired the MCTV stations.
In 1997, CHRO was one of several stations transferred to CHUM in exchange for the ATV stations in the Maritime provinces.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/C/CHRO.htm   (352 words)

 Articles - CTV television network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In 1958, Prime Minister John Diefenbaker's government passed a new Broadcasting Act, establishing the Board of Broadcast Governors (forerunner to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission) as the governing body of Canadian broadcasting, thus ending the CBC's dual role as regulator and broadcaster.
Baton was already the largest stockholder, and through a decade of acquisitions and deals managed to gain majority control of the network by 1997.
In early 2005, CTV was part of the consortium that won the Canadian broadcast rights to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, as well as the 2012 Summer Olympics.
www.gaple.com /articles/CTV?mySession=9593784ace64303389075af7bf1fcdcf   (1508 words)

 eye - COMEDY: Comedy channel capers, part deux - 04.25.96   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Baton Broadcasting's gambit is something called The Comedy Network.
Baton Broadcasting brings Ivan Fecan, chief operating officer and executive VP, to the deal.
Unfortunately for the Baton group, Fecan is also remembered as the guy who pulled the plug on sitcom development at the CBC after Material World tanked, and who stated that Canadians just can't shoot sitcoms.
www.eye.net /eye/issue/issue_04.25.96/ARTS/co0425.htm   (876 words)

 The Hill Companies - Harvard Broadcasting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Harvard Broadcasting came into being in 1977, when The Hill Companies purchased CKCK-TV, the Regina-based CTV affiliate station.
After a prosperous nine years, the station was sold to Baton Broadcasting in 1986.
All three stations are broadcasting from the studio on Halifax Street, in Regina.
www.hillcompanies.com /broadcasting.html   (228 words)

 FM Broadcasting Chronology
Broadcasting reports Yankee Network starts construction of a 50 kw FM station atop Mt. Washington and that Armstrong is building a 50 kw FM station at Alpine NJ.
Broadcasting reports that the FCC feels that tests using frequency modulation should be expedited before apex broadcasters, using amplitude modulation, become entrenched.
Commercial FM broadcasting is authorized to begin on this date on 42 to 50 MHz (although five frequencies are reserved for educational broadcasting).
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 Fecan, Ivan
For years, Ivan was known to the Canadian broadcasting industry as TV's controversial "wunderkind." In 1985, when he was thirty-one years old, the Toronto native was recruited by the U.S. television network NBC as the new vice-president of programming under then-programming chief Brandon Tartikoff.
One is that he brought polish and quality to the national network while boosting Canadian-produced shows; the second is that he turned the public broadcaster into a veritable clone of the American networks.
Fecan left CBC and joined Baton Broadcasting in January 1994 as Senior Group Vice President and became Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in January 1995.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/F/htmlF/fecanIvan/fecanIvan.htm   (1016 words)

 SF News - November 13, 1997 - Communication prof drops Baton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Communication professor Catherine Murray has resigned from Baton Broadcasting's Vancouver Television (VTV) board of directors, claiming she and the public were misled by the Toronto-based broadcaster's promises of effective local control.
It sought and won community support for its television licence with the promise it would have four local directors on an eight-member board, to oversee the station's operations.
Private broadcasters want to carve up the national network markets in Canada, consolidating eastern control," she concludes.
www.sfu.ca /mediapr/sfnews/1997/Nov13/murray.html   (422 words)

 Daily Planet News - The Daily Planet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Carnovale, 54, is a well-known broadcasting engineer who for many years was vice president of engineering for Baton Broadcasting.
He will leave his position as President of the Broadcast Division of LeBlanc Ltd. where he was reponsible for establishing a full-service broadcast equipment provisioner, specializing in the rollout of digital television in the United States.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national broadcaster, seeking to inform, enlighten and entertain audiences across Canada and abroad with programs that provide a distinctly Canadian perspective on this country and the world.
www.thedailyplanet.com /ray.htm   (364 words)

 CTV Television Network : CTV
CTV was founded in 1961 after a federal enquiry decided the CBC should not have a monopoly on television broadcasting in Canada.
This paved the way for Baton Broadcasting[?], original owner of the network's Toronto affiliate to take control of the network by buying almost all other affiliates during the 1990s.
CTV made a name for itself in news coverage when they convinced star Canadian Broadcasting Corporation news anchor Lloyd Robertson[?] to switch networks in 1976.
www.fastload.org /ct/CTV.html   (313 words)

 Computer Dealer News: CTV partners with Calgary firm to launch free Web service - Baton Broadcasting Inc teaming up ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It's named after Baton's Calgary outlet, which is on channel three - and, according to Cybersurf president William Hammett, because the moniker rhymes with free.
To help keep these costs under control, Cybersurf is slowly increasing membership to make sure users will get what Hammett calls a "quality connection." So while 10,000 copies of the 3web CD software are ready for distribution, only 3,300 were given away at branches of a Calgary credit union.
Baton isn't worried about hardware costs because these will be borne by Cybersurf.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m3563/is_n32_v14/ai_21127491   (810 words)

 Baton to breathe new life into CTV: a series of changes in the Canadian English-language television industry
The Commission is satisfied that the tangible and intangible benefits, taken as a whole, are commensurate with the size and nature of the transactions, and that approval of these applications is in the public interest.
In reaching its decision, the Commission has taken into account the issue of concentration of ownership and, on the basis of its case-by-case assessment, is satisfied that any concerns are outweighed by the benefits of the transactions.
The Commission is convinced that the expansion of Baton's base within the Canadian television industry and, in particular, the stability that Baton's control of CTV will bring to the network, will permit realization of CTV's full potential as an essential component of, and contributor to, the Canadian broadcasting system.
www.crtc.gc.ca /Eng/NEWS/RELEASES/1997/r970828.htm   (577 words)

 Canadian Communications Foundation - Fondation Des Communications Canadiennes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Baton had by then merged with Electrohome, which gave Baton close to 43% of CTV's shares.
Baton became CTV Inc. on December 18th 1998, with Ivan as its President.
CTV then moved into a consolidation mode, as the now-powerful organization stabilized and introduced the efficiencies in corporate management which were now essential to maximize the profit potential which had motivated the previous years' bursts of feverish activity.
www.broadcasting-history.ca /personalities/personalities.php?id=367   (851 words)

 Channel 9 News Baton Rouge
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 YSUSports.com - Penguins Part of TFN's "Soft Launch" Weekend
Baton Rouge, La. – TFN, The Football Network, the nation’s first cable network devoted entirely to football, will “soft launch” on Friday evening, Sept. 26, and continue with weekend programming (6 p.m.
The third game scheduled to be broadcast by the network is YSU's contest at Liberty on Saturday night.
We will be fully operational from our headquarters in Baton Rouge, broadcasting from studios at Louisiana Public Broadcasting until our own facilities, 9,000 sq.
www.ysu.edu /sports/football/2003/launch.htm   (404 words)

 Baton Networks, Inc.
Baton's Transaction Incentive Program offers a way to increase completion rates for online forms and applications by providing special incentives from many national brands.
Baton's Loyalty Rewards can be co-branded and offered to consumers through your site or your client's website.
Baton can help identify the gift that fits your customer's needs.
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 CIVT Vancouver   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Baton Broadcasting wanted to take over the CTV network entirely, but they were not able to do so because WIC, the owner of CHAN and CHEK, then the CTV affiliates in B.C., did not like CTV very much.
So, in 1996, when the CRTC issued a call for new Vancouver TV station applications, Baton jumped at the chance, although it did so several months after the CRTC notice was issued.
Baton had planned to move the Vancouver CTV affiliation to CIVT in 1999, but CHAN and CHEK did a one-up on CIVT and renewed their CTV contracts for two more years.
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