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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.
Canada's BCE Acquires Astral Media for $3 Billion  Wall Street Journal
Bell acquires Astral Media for $3.38 billion  Toronto Star
CRTC wades into battle between BCE and TV providers
TORONTO - Broadcast regulators held expedited hearings Thursday to resolve a spat between the TV division of media and telecom giant BCE Inc. and a group of television providers, including Telus Corp. The group is petitioning the Canadian ...
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.
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.
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 ...
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 ...