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Bell to pay $1M in tangible benefits for Larche stations

telecom | 02/14/2018 1:26 pm EST

The CRTC has approved the purchase of four Ontario radio stations by BCE Inc.’s Bell Media from Larche Communications Inc. The deal, announced last year, will see Bell buy the stations for $15.6 million, plus take over $1.4 million in assumed leases.   The regulator said in its decision Wednesday that means the company will pay more than $1 million over seven years in tangible benefits — financial contributions, resulting from transactions, intended to benefit the broadcast community....

Bell Media to buy four FM radio stations

Media | 08/09/2017 6:07 pm EDT

BCE Inc.’s media division said Wednesday it will buy four FM radio stations in Ontario from Larche Communications Inc., bolstering the company’s iHeartRadio offering. The deal, which is subject to regulatory approval, will include 104.1 The Dock in Midland, 92.3...

CRTC says no more radio stations for Sudbury, Ont.

Media | 10/14/2016 8:02 pm EDT

The Sudbury, Ont. radio market can’t sustain any more stations, the CRTC said yesterday, citing high unemployment, no projected population growth in the next few years, and below-average profitability of the city’s...

CRTC approves radio stations in Ont., N.L.

Media | 10/07/2016 9:15 pm EDT

The CRTC has approved two separate applications to operate English-language radio stations in Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador. On Friday, the commission said on its website it approved an application to operate an FM radio...

No new radio stations for Kentville, N.S.

Media | 04/29/2016 6:05 pm EDT

The CRTC has decided that the Kentville, N.S., market cannot accommodate any additional radio stations. The commission said in a decision Friday that it has returned an application submitted by Newcap Inc. “To survive, a new radio station in Kentville would need to garner tuning, and consequently draw advertising revenues, from...