Bell Canada snaps up Astral Media - Mobile World Live

Bell Canada snaps up Astral Media

19 MAR 2012

Canadian operator Bell has entered into an agreement to acquire media business Astral Media for CAD3.38 billion (US$3.41 billion). Astral Media's business encompasses television services, radio stations, digital media property and outdoor advertising. "This transaction further accelerates Bell's strategy to deliver leading content like Astral's across our world-leading networks to all the broadband screens – TV, smartphone, tablet or computer – that our customers may choose," said Bell Canada president and CEO George Cope.

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