BCE and Astral Get CRTC Approval to Complete Merger on July 5

The $3.2 billion acquisition of Astral Media by BCE has gained approval from the CRTC as of June 27th. On July 5, 2013 the two long-established Montréal companies will begin ramping up competition in the Canadian broadcasting sector, said George Cope, CEO of Bell and BCE. However, the media giants will have to compete with […]

BCE Revises Astral Bid to Win CRTC Approval

After an outright rejection from the CRTC against the proposed merger with Astral Media in mid-October, BCE wants to get back to the bargaining table. The CEO of BCE, George Cope and his team have tabled a new proposal to meet the regulatory requirements set forth by the CRTC and in so doing show that […]

Astral gets a new look

Astral Media, Canada’s largest radio broadcaster and a major player in Specialty television, today announced its shedding its decade old logo.

Replacing it will be a new multi-hued logo developed by Toronto based creative agency Juniper Park.

FM 99.7 in Ottawa now testing

A new Canadian radio station from Astra Media, Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, is now on air in Ottawa.

The official launch date for Ottawa 99.7 FM, whose format is described as hot adult contemporary, is slated for May 27th, 2010.