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Bell snaps up Astral Media for $3.38-billion
BCE Inc. is pushing the envelope once more in what now plainly looks to be the telecom giant's ambitious plan to become the epicentre of Canadian television content around which all others in the domestic marketplace orbit.
Bell acquires Astral Media for $3.38 billion  Toronto Star
Bell to buy Astral Media for $3.4 billion  TheChronicleHerald.ca
Astral executives to get big payout if BCE deal goes through
BCE Inc. could spend at least $21-million on severance pay for five Astral Media executives if the company's deal for the broadcaster closes as expected in April.
Quebecor steps up with illico TV in battle with BCE
Quebecor Inc. is stepping up in the battle with BCE Inc. for customers in Quebec with the launch of a new digital television platform, illico TV.
BCE steps up fibre push to compete against cable
TORONTO - BCE Inc. launched on Monday a faster Internet service and new television product in Quebec City on the back of major improvements made in the past year to its phone network.
Bell Astral Media Deal: BCE Purchases Media Company For $3.38 Billion
"Bringing together two respected and longstanding Montr�al brands, Bell's acquisition of Astral firmly establishes our company as Qu�bec's media leader," BCE's CEO George Cope said in a statement. "Bell is gaining a well-seasoned national Astral ...
5 reasons Shaw should buy Corus
Shares of Corus Entertainment Inc. spiked 7.5% on Friday after BCE Inc.'s bid for Astral Media Inc. had investors speculating about who might be the next media takeover candidate.
Vid�otron puts stock in set-top box
Vid�otron Lt�e has unveiled a new weapon in the increasingly fierce fight for Quebec television viewers - a cable box that makes it easier for viewers to find their favourite shows.
Advising on BCE's blockbuster $3.3 billion bid for Astral
With the ink still fresh on the proposed blockbuster $3.38-billion bid by BCE Inc. for Astral Media Inc., attention is now focused on regulatory approval for the deal that would create the largest media enterprise in Canada.
Photos: New Apple HD iPad 3 unveiled in San Francisco
All three major Canadian wireless carriers - BCE Inc.'s Bell Canada unit, Rogers Communications Inc. and Telus Corp. - will be offering the new iPad for the same price as the iPad 2 starting March 16.
New Apple iPad unveiled to the world, promises to be sharper and faster  The Star-Ledger - NJ.com
Adopt national protection code for consumers, Rogers urges CRTC
That compares with 7.4 million customers at BCE Inc.'s Bell Mobility and 7.3 million for Telus Corp. While Rogers stresses that national rules will make wireless contracts simpler for consumers, its interest in the issue comes at a time when its ...