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CRTC numbers point to careful examination of Bell-Astral deal, competitors say

News | 09/05/2012 4:39 pm EDT

Annual broadcast industry data released by the CRTC “confirms” that BCE Inc.’s bid to acquire Astral Media Inc. would put the company’s English-language TV audience share “well over the CRTC’s threshold for concern,” a coalition of Bell’s competitors who oppose the deal said Tuesday.

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