Articles Tagged ‘Astral Media’

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V Media Group picks up MusiquePlus, MusiMax

The Montreal-based media co is the new owner of Bell Media’s French-language music channels, which were divested following Bell’s purchase of Astral earlier this year.

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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.

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Bell Media sells five radio stations to Newcap

The $112 million deal comes as the media group has to divest properties to comply with the CRTC’s common ownership policy.

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Yahoo! Canada names new country manager

Claude Galipeau is joining the company in the role, which will see him responsible for sales and operations in Canada.

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More changes at Bell Media

Mary Kreuk has departed as VP of brand partnerships while Rob Dilworth, head of research, will be leaving next month.

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Bell Media adds Astral execs to leadership team

Luc Sabbatini has been appointed president of Bell Media Sales, taking over from Rita Fabian as the BCE-Astral transaction closes July 5.

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Industry reacts to 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.

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CRTC approves BCE’s blockbuster Astral Media takeover

The regulatory decision follows the phone giant easing concerns about competition after an earlier bid to acquire the Canadian media group was rejected.

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Astral kicks off a gruesome campaign

The media company is promoting the Series+ mystery show Crimes Majeures with radio spots that feature grisly murders.

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Juice Mobile to rep French mobile ads for Astral Radio

The company will handle inventory across mobile apps for Astral Radio’s French stations.

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Astral Media posts higher earnings

The release of the Q2 results comes ahead of the CRTC considering BCE’s second application to acquire the indie broadcaster on May 6.

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Digital strategies must emphasize tangible ROIs

At the Digital Media Summit, Rogers’ Shelagh Stoneham said advertisers must work harder than ever to find the right media mix despite stagnant ad budgets.

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Competition Bureau OKs Teletoon, Historia and Series+ transactions

The sales, as part of the complex Bell-Astral deal, make Corus the sole owner of these properties.

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Bell, Astral peg tangible benefits package at $174.7 M

The new application to the CRTC focuses heavily on increasing consumer choice, according to BCE president and CEO George Cope.

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Competition Bureau approves new Bell/Astral deal

Corus will acquire TV and radio properties from Bell if the deal with Astral clears the CRTC, and has entered into one with Shaw Media to takeover the remaining share in ABC Spark and offload its interest in Food Network Canada.