Tag: Bell Media

Rogers in-house and Covington & Burling counsel in NHL Broadcast Rights Blockbuster

Rogers Communications President and CEO Nadir Mohamed said that his company intends to make Sportsnet the number one sports media brand in Canada. That statement would appear to be a reflection of Tuesday’s gargantuan $5.2-billion deal between Rogers and the NHL, which serves as the most significant media deal in NHL history and the largest-ever

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Bell’s bid to acquire Astral gets regulatory approval

The CRTC approved BCE’s bid to acquire Astral Media’s television and radio services on Thursday. Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais, stated in a press release: “Astral’s application put forward a different approach and responded to many of our concerns. Yet there remained a significant risk that BCE could exert its market power to limit choice and competition. To ensure

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