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BCE Inc. purchases Astral Media, expect much more premium mobile TMN and HBO ...
Today BCE Inc., owner of Bell Canada and Bell Media, has announced the purchase of Astral Media Inc. for $3.38 billion in cash and stock.
Bell snaps up Astral Media for $3.38-billion  Financial Post (blog)
Canada's BCE to acquire Astral Media for C$3 billion  Reuters Canada
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 ...
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.
Rivals Bell and Telus spend $3-billion in very different ways  Macleans.ca
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.
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.
The mystery woman behind the blockbuster MLSE deal
Cute or not, there were still hurdles to surmount, not the least of which were: (a) the duo was bidding significantly below what Teachers' considered to be the value of its stake, and (b) BCE and Rogers still had to strike a final deal with Tanenbaum ...
Real estate's hot but Canadian M&A activity down overall last year
The biggest deal announced in the fourth quarter was the $3.5-billion acquisition of Quadra FNX Mining Ltd. by Poland-based KGHM Polska Miedz S.A.. The highly publicized sale of a 79.5% interest in Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. to rivals BCE Inc.
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 ...
Ottawa opens door to foreign telecom ownership
The removal, designed to bolster competition - most notably in an $18-billion mobile market still dominated by established incumbents Rogers Communications Inc., BCE Inc. and Telus Corp. - mostly benefits new competitors such as Wind Mobile and ...