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      • Learning and Skills Television of Alberta
      • LTA
      • Access Media Group

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      In 1995, the Government of Alberta privatized the Alberta Educational Communications Corporation (operating as ACCESS TV) by selling it to Learning and Skills Television of Alberta Limited (LTA), 60% of which was owned by CHUM Limited. Following a public hearing in April 1995, LTA was granted a full CRTC seven year broadcast license and introduced the new ACCESS television on 1 September 1995.

      In February 2005, CHUM Limited acquired the remaining 40% interest in LTA, giving the company 100% of its shares including ACCESS. At that time, LTA began operating under the trade name “access media group.”

      On 12 July 2006, CTVglobemedia Ltd. announced that it would make a friendly takeover bid to buy CHUM Limited, including ACCESS. This was finalized on 22 June 2007.

      A new three-year agreement between LTA and Alberta Education and Advanced Education was signed on 1 April 2008. Under the agreement, ACCESS continued to broadcast and distribute programming for Alberta Education and Advanced Education.

      On 29 August 2011, Access was relaunched by CTVglobemedia as CTV Two Alberta. CTV Two is mandated to “combine the best in entertainment programming in the evenings with a daytime broadcast schedule dedicated to commercial-free kid's programming and series designed to support K-12 and post-secondary courses of study.”


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      Alberta Educational Communications Corporation (1973-1996)

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      Alberta Educational Communications Corporation is the predecessor of ACCESS TV

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      The Government of Alberta privatized ACCESS TV in 1995 by selling the channel to Learning and Skills Television of Alberta Limited (LTA), which operated under the name ACCESS TV.

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