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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 to acquire Qu�bec's leading media company Astral  Canada NewsWire (press release)
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.
Bell Astral Media Deal: BCE Purchases Media Company For $3.38 Billion (UPDATE)
"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 ...
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.
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.
Special Report: Mario Draghi's quiet revolution
Buyout firm Apollo to buy golf course operator ClubCorp for $1.1 billion. Private equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire ClubCorp Holdings Inc , one of the largest owners and operators of private golf and ...
Why the new iPad will devour your data plan
Apple Inc.'s U.S. iPad partners AT&T and Verizon Wireless base their mobile Web access fees on customer usage, unlike Sprint Nextel, which does not sell the iPad but still offers unlimited data use for a flat fee.
Big tobacco firms face $27-billion lawsuit in Montreal court
JTI-Macdonald Corp is a division of Japan Tobacco International and Rothmans Benson & Hedges Inc is a division of Philip Morris International.
Comcast's Strategy Chief Calls a Power Play
PHILADELPHIA -- It's high time the cable industry started watching its wattage, insists a top Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) executive.