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Bell snaps up Astral Media for $3.38-billion
BCE agreed Friday to acquire outright Astral Media Inc. in the latest in a string of deals that will make the country's biggest telecommunications provider, through its new Bell Media division, the biggest holder of television properties in the country ...
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.
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.
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.
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
Why the new iPad will devour your data plan  Globe and Mail
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 ...
CRTC cracks down on VoIP service providers
The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission has a new weapon in its regulatory arsenal to crack down on Voice over Internet Protocol service providers that fail to comply with federal rules for 911 services.
Regrets? Richard Peddie has a few
When the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan agreed to sell its 80% stake in the company to BCE and Rogers last December, the enterprise was valued at more than $2 billion.