CF Cable

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CF Cable was a Canadian cable company in the 1980s and 1990s. Owned by Jean Pouliot, a businessman in Montreal, Quebec whose holdings also included CFCF-TV[1] and the TQS television network, CF Cable served parts of Montreal, Laval and western suburbs on the Island of Montreal.[1]

The company was established in 1982, when Pouliot acquired Cable TV Inc. from Starlaw Investments for a purchase price of $11.4 million.[2]

The company expanded significantly in 1993, acquiring Télécâble Laurentien in the Outaouais region of Quebec and the Ottawa suburb of Clarence-Rockland in Ontario,[3] and Northern Cable in Northern Ontario.[4] The deals made CF the fifth-largest cable operator in Canada.[4] Both Laurentien and Northern continued to operate as separate divisions of the company rather than being folded into the CF Cable branding.

In 1997, Pouliot sold CF Cable's parent company, CFCF Inc., to Vidéotron.[5] Videotron sold the Northern Cable division to Regional Cablesystems in 1998,[6] but still retains ownership of the Montreal and Outaouais divisions as of 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "CFCF issue is proving attractive to investors". The Globe and Mail, June 18, 1985.
  2. ^ "CFCF defends bid for cable". The Globe and Mail, July 4, 1981.
  3. ^ CRTC Decision 93-579. Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission, September 3, 1993.
  4. ^ a b "CFCF about to join cable giants: Planned purchase of Sudbury company will make Montreal firm fifth largest". The Globe and Mail, September 30, 1993.
  5. ^ CRTC Decision 97-84. Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, February 27, 1997.
  6. ^ CRTC Decision 98-452. Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, September 25, 1998.