BCE Offers $200M In Broadcasting Support In Astral Deal

BCE Inc. proposed Tuesday tangible benefits valued at $200-million to help support the country’s broadcasting industry in its effort to obtain approval by the CRTC of the company’s acquisition of Astral Media Inc.

Approval by the federal broadcast regulator of the Astral acquisition will also require BCE to sell 10 radio stations in five markets: Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa-Gatineau and Winnipeg, the company said.

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