The CRTC kills the Bell Merges with Astral Media: A monopoly is thwarted
18 October 2012

The CRTC kills the Bell Merges with Astral Media: A monopoly is thwarted

There were fears of a new era of higher prices in Canada with less choices of where you get your Canadian media

BCE Inc.’s $3.4-billion deal for Astral Media has been killed by the country’s broadcast regulator, which said the merged mega-company would be impossible to police without imposing “extensive and intrusive safeguards” that would affect every broadcaster in the country.