I am not sure how that works with Global TV as it is owned by Corus Entertainment, which is a separate company. We will find out more about this in due time though but buying Shaw mobile and freedom mobile it sounds like there goes the cellular competition, oh well.And Global TV etc.? I expect you included Freedom Mobile in Shaw Mobile.
The CRTC has always treated Corus and Shaw as related entities since J.R. Shaw held controlling interest in both. He recently passed away, so I think that control is probably with the Shaw Family Trust, although I haven't checked.I am not sure how that works with Global TV as it is owned by Corus Entertainment, which is a separate company.
Send a message to the current, sitting govt through the competition bureau and your MP’s office.Wow! Things will come full circle for me then. I was a Rogers Cable / Internet subscriber way back when they sold all their western assets to Shaw. I just signed onto Shaw Mobile after being with Rogers for the last few years. This of course will consolidate the industry into even fewer players when the Federal Government has wanted expanded competition to get prices in line.
Not a good sign for Consumers.
Deal is done now. Will have to wait and see what happens and how much more we have to pay?@RuralRouter Rogers has a proposal approved by the Shaw family to purchase all of Shaw Communications which would include Shaw Cable, Internet, Shaw and Freedom Mobile and Shaw Direct. They deal has to go through regulatory approval and Rogers stated their timeline is spring of 2022. Until it is approved there shouldn't be any changes in channel selections unless a channel stops broadcasting or Shaw negotiates a carriage deal (or drops a channel) Rogers will not have say in the day to day operations until or if the deal is completed. Any changes to Shaw Direct won't happen until after the deal is complete. There will probably have to be some concessions on the part of Rogers to get the deal approved probably mostly on the cellphone side of things. If Rogers isn't interested in the satellite side of things they could look to unload it later on or as a condition of sale. Again until the Competition Board, CRTC among others have a say we won't know what will happen to Shaw Direct. Yes lots of questions but we will have to wait and see. This could good all amount to nothing if one of the agencies says no or puts a condition so onerous in place that Rogers doesn't complete the purchase.