Access Media Group

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Learning and Skills Television of Alberta Ltd.
Access Media Group
TypeBroadcasting/Multimedia
IndustryMedia
FoundedEdmonton, Alberta (1994)
Defunct2008 (independent)
April 16, 2020 (dissolved)
FateSubsumed into Bell Media
SuccessorBell Media Television
HeadquartersEdmonton, Alberta,
Canada
ProductsMedia, Broadcasting
OwnerBCE, Inc.
ParentBell Media

Access Media Group, legally Learning and Skills Television of Alberta Ltd., which also served as the corporate brand until 2005, was a privately held Canadian broadcasting and multimedia group based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada specializing in learning-based media, originally majority-owned (and later wholly owned) by CHUM Limited. It owned four television channels, a multimedia distribution company, and a school for continuing education and personal growth. AMG's headquarters are situated at Enterprise Square in Edmonton, Alberta.

At the time of the company's founding in 1994, it was 60% owned by CHUM Limited. On February 15, 2005, CHUM purchased the remainder of the company. The company had been owned by CTVglobemedia (later became as Bell Media since June 22, 2007 as a result of its takeover of CHUM; and AMG was wound up into CTV Limited (the renamed CHUM Limited) in 2008.[1] CTVglobemedia continued to own the majority of AMG's assets, broadcasting and otherwise.

BookTelevision and CourtTV Canada was relocated to the CTVglobemedia headquarters in Toronto, Ontario[citation needed] while Access TV was relocated to CFRN-TV's studios.

CTVglobemedia was acquired by Bell Canada in 2011 resulting in the company renamed into Bell Media.[2] AMG continued to exist within Bell Media's corporate structures until its dissolution on April 16, 2020 when Bell Media reorganized its subsidiaries into Bell Media Television.[3]

Assets prior to dissolution[edit]

All assets remain under the ownership of CTVglobemedia (now Bell Media) unless otherwise noted.

Television stations[edit]

Distribution[edit]

Continuing education[edit]

  • The Learning Annex of Canada (70%) (website now redirects to TLA's corporate site, implying that TLAC may now be wholly owned by the U.S. company)
  • TLAC Toronto Printing which is a growing Canadian Printing company for businesses and self publishers is not a division of Access Media.
  • ideaCity, an annual conference of forward-thinkers held in Toronto (now directly managed by Moses Znaimer)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2008-141, Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, 14 July 2008
  2. ^ Bell Canada (2010-09-10). "Bell to acquire 100% of Canada's No.1 media company CTV". CNW Group. Archived from the original on 13 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-10.
  3. ^ https://crtc.gc.ca/ownership/eng/cht143l.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  4. ^ Distribution Access Unit of CTV Acquired by a Group led by Senior Management (press release). Retrieved 2011-03-01.

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