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Leonard Asper approved for extreme sports channel

Media | 09/08/2014 2:47 pm EDT

A company controlled by former Canwest head Leonard Asper has received approval from the CRTC for an extreme-sports television channel. On Sept. 2, the CRTC said on its website that 2380393 Ontario Inc. has been approved for a licence to operate Edgesport as a Category B specialty channel. The commission said the numbered company is 80.5 per cent owned by another numbered company, 2380392 Ontario, which is wholly owned by Anthem Media Group Inc., a company controlled by Asper. The rest of the company is held by the non-Canadian Trans World International Inc., the CRTC said. Asper was...