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Bell to buy French-language conventional TV network

Media | 07/24/2019 3:10 pm EDT

BCE Inc. will purchase Groupe V Media Inc.’s conventional TV network V, Bell said in a press release Wednesday.  The deal, which must still be approved by the CRTC, also includes “related digital assets including the ad-supported [video-on-demand] service Noovo.ca,” Bell said. The companies are not disclosing the purchase price. “As it is increasingly difficult to ensure the sustainability of a conventional channel within a non-integrated group, I have made the best decision for the future of V. Bell Media will certainly allow V to continue to evolve and reach out to the...