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, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 27 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the federal regulators requiring bell to sell several of astral's pay and specialty TV channels including the family channel Teletoon and the Cartoon Network the approval also includes restrictions on bell that prevent imposing restrictive bundling requirements on any provider seeking to carry two of its movie channels the competition bureau says with the sale of astral's pay and specialty television channels the deal would likely have led to higher prices and reduced choice for television programming capital the Canadian press auto >>

Clip ID: 20130304CPCN002