Articles Tagged ‘Astral Media’

Five things we learn about the Astral/BCE deal from the CRTC


Key revisions to the transaction’s associated benefits package included Bell Media’s naming of programming champions for English- and French-language TV.

Teletoon president Len Cochrane to retire


DEC 23 – The announcement comes days after the CRTC approved Corus’ purchase of the remaining 50% stake in the channel it did not own.

CRTC approves Corus purchase of Teletoon, Historia and Series+


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.

Canadian industry split on how to get local films on TV screens


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.

Bell Media sells four TV properties to DHX Media for $170M


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.

Jacques Parisien to leave Bell Media


The former Astral exec will depart at the end of the year, just a few months after being named president of national specialty and pay TV, radio and out-of-home for Bell Media.

Aubie Greenberg leaving TMN after 30 years


The director of programming will depart the network, which now operates as part of Bell Media, at the end of September.

Quebecor swings to Q2 loss due to one-time charges


Rival Bell Media, releasing its own overall results, saw its second quarter revenue rise following its parent BCE acquiring Astral Media.

Media agency execs on the BCE-Astral deal


Sunni Boot, Bruce Neve, Shelley Smit and Michael Neale weigh in on the implications of the $3.4 billion deal getting the green light from the CRTC.

BCE announces next steps following approval of Astral takeover


Bell Media will open new regional development offices in Halifax, Winnipeg and Vancouver as the acquisition, which closes July 5, moves forward.

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