Articles Tagged ‘Astral Media’
The deal with the Alliance des Producteurs Francophones du Canada covers French-language producers outside of Quebec, and follows the acquisition of Astral Media.
Key revisions to the transaction’s associated benefits package included Bell Media’s naming of programming champions for English- and French-language TV.
While okaying the takeover of the former Astral Media assets from Bell Media, the regulator imposed key anti-competitive measures given ownership ties between Corus and Shaw Communications.
Playback was on hand in Toronto Wednesday night as filmmakers, distributors and broadcasters debated how best to address the CRTC on getting more homegrown films on broadcast schedules beyond pay TV.
The Halifax-based producer picks up Family Channel and three Disney-branded channels that had been on the auction block following BCE’s $3.38 billion purchase of Astral Media.
Rival Bell Media, releasing its own overall results, saw its second quarter revenue rise following its parent BCE acquiring Astral Media.
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