The CRTC approved Corus Entertainment Inc.’s acquisition of the Historia and Séries+ specialty channels, as well as full ownership of Teletoon Canada, the commission said. In a decision Friday, the CRTC said it had approved Corus’ application to acquire full ownership of specialty broadcaster Teletoon Canada, and will permit the company — which already owns a 50 per cent stake in Teletoon — to acquire the remaining 50 per cent from BCE Inc.’s media subsidiary. As part of the decision, the commission said it was imposing additional licence conditions on Corus “to limit the potential for anti-competitive behaviours,” due to the size of Corus’ “suite of television services” following the acquisition and its shared ownership with Shaw Communications Inc. Both companies are owned by the Shaw family. Corus, the commission added, will be required to pay $26 million in tangible benefits related to the deal over the next seven years, including $23.2 million towards “production, script and concept development and export initiatives, including $5 million to French-language productions.” In a separate decision, the CRTC said it approved Corus’ acquisition of the Historia and Series+ channels, which are jointly owned by Shaw and Bell Media. The commission said it will require Corus to pay $14.5 million in tangible benefits relating to that deal over seven years. Both deals follow Bell Media’s acquisition of Astral Media Inc. this summer, and conditions imposed on that deal by the CRTC and the Competition Bureau that Bell Media divest some of Astral’s broadcasting assets.