BCE and Astral Continue to Address CRTC’s Merger Concerns

BCE and Astral Media are moving forward in addressing submissions in preparation for the CRTC hearing that begins May 6 in Montréal. Both organizations have replied to interventions filed with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission as part of the review process to cement the proposed merger embarked upon in March 2012. “Astral and Bell […]

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 […]

CRTC Blocks BCE-Astral Merger

The head of the CRTC said the proposed merger between BCE and Astral Media is not a good deal for Canadians. Therefore, Jean-Pierre Blais has denied BCE the right to acquire Astral for $3.4 billion. “We had grave concerns that BCE would be able to use its market power in an unfair manner and to […]