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Chairman exits as Bell-Astral names post-merger top team

Astral Media’s chairman will exit the firm following its merger with rival Bell, as part of a major management reshuffle that sees Jacques Parisien take a key role. Upon closure of the merger, André Bureau will exit the company to continue work with law firm Heenan Blaikie. Also exiting is Astral’s long serving president of […]

Bell’s $3.4bn Astral deal approved with conditions

Bell Canada Enterprises’ C$3.4 billion (US$3.2 billion) acquisition of rival Astral Media has been approved, but it must sell resulting holdings in local networksincluding Disney Junior and Cartoon Network. Canada’s media regulator the CRTC has greenlit to deal, which has been in the works for more than a year, providing BCE adheres to a series […]