Quebecor Inc. has filed an application for judicial review in the Federal Court of Appeal, asking the court to overturn the CRTC's approval of BCE Inc.'s acquisition of Groupe V Media Inc. In the April 30 filing, Quebecor reiterates much of what the company said in its December intervention at the CRTC: that Bell's purchase of the channel would create a monopoly position for the company in the Quebec market, and effectively allows Bell to dictate advertising rates in the francophone television market. During the CRTC’s approval process, Quebecor issued a November press release saying the acquisition would create “a totally untenable situation,” where Bell could “exert crushing pressure on other players, which would have to lower their rates to compete.” The CRTC approved the purchase on April 3, saying it would publish its rationale for doing so at a later date. The Public Interest Advocacy Centre also opposed Bell's purchase of V in a December intervention to the CRTC, saying the purchase would make Bell a "behemoth" and would give the company "corresponding increased market power and opportunities to exercise it in anti-competitive ways to the detriment of Canadians and the Canadian broadcasting system.” Telus Corp. too expressed concerns during the process about the market share Bell would gain if the deal was approved. “There is a real concern that, due to additional consolidation in an already concentrated market, entities will be in a stronger position to deny advertising opportunities to independent competitors, or reduce such opportunities to less favourable times, or render them less effective due to the proximity of advertisements with competing services,” the company wrote in its intervention to the regulator.