The Canadian Press

2013-03-04 | BIZ BCE Astral

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The Competition Bureau approved Bell's proposed 3.38-billion dollar takeover of Astral Media, but forced the company to sell several of Astral's pay and specialty television channels. Canadian Press reporter Terry Pedwell had this report. (In June, the CRTC also approved the deal.)

Date: 2013-03-04
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 27 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the federal regulator is requiring Bell to sell several of Astros pay in specialty TV channels including the Family Channel Teletoon the Cartoon Network the approval also includes restrictions on Bell that prevent imposing restrictive bundling requirements on any providers taking to carry two of its movie channels the competition Bureau says without the sale of Astros pay and Specialty television channels the deal would likely have led to higher prices and reduced choice for television programming their patrol the Canadian press Ottawa >>