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corster
Premium
join:2002-02-23
Gatineau, QC
reply to creed3020

Re: Great news! - CRTC blocks Astral buy by Bell

said by creed3020:

Lovely...so Bell is going to game the system and try to find a loophole. In no way am I surprised.

Can't see it going through. Even if Bell wants to divest most of the English assets, I can't see a viable buyer (short of TELUS deciding to get into content, which they've shown no interest in).

They won't let Rogers, Shaw, or Corus buy the divested assets. Not sure Cogeco has much of an interest in English language media, we know Quebecor doesn't.


hm

@videotron.ca
said by corster:

I can't see a viable buyer (short of TELUS deciding to get into content, which they've shown no interest in).

Both Cogeco and Rogers stated they want to buy.


corster
Premium
join:2002-02-23
Gatineau, QC
said by hm :

said by corster:

I can't see a viable buyer (short of TELUS deciding to get into content, which they've shown no interest in).

Both Cogeco and Rogers stated they want to buy.

But Rogers only really wants TMN and HBO Canada. Bell would never divest those.

As far as Cogeco is concerned, i'm pretty sure they want the whole thing, not just Bell's leftovers. Especially not their english-language leftovers.


hm

@videotron.ca
I don't think the CRTC would give up TMN & HBO to either Bell or Videotorn. Would go to Rogers or Cogeco. Unless those two are split up between videotron and Rogers or Cogeco.

Also, nothing up to this point negates or shows that a 3rd player isn't coming in and filing *with* Bell and astral. Could be a small surprise on the way. No one knows.

Maybe the CRTC Broadcasting Vice-Chair they took out for a night on the town started a company w/ Bell money to snatch it

Mont

join:2006-05-02
Saint-Leonard, QC
Bell and Astral will never sell to Quebecor , Rogers and Shaw will be the one to help , Rogers was against the transaction since it wanted to be part of the transaction and wasn't.

Might be too that Bell knew it would be rejected so Rogers,Shaw or another company would be there when they do another offer this way Cogeco and Quebecor can't complain.

bt

join:2009-02-26
canada
kudos:1
reply to epsilon3
The new bid is officially submitted:

»www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2···rtc.html

Light on details though, with Bell/Astral saying we'll have to wait until the CRTC starts the public consultations to find out specifics.


PuppetString

@videotron.ca
Bell launched a website to show everyone how great this would be.
»www.canadiansdeservemore.ca/

bt

join:2009-02-26
canada
kudos:1
said by PuppetString :

Bell launched a website to show everyone how great this would be.
»www.canadiansdeservemore.ca/

Oh, isn't that priceless.


mlerner
Premium
join:2000-11-25
Nepean, ON
kudos:5
reply to PuppetString
Yeah, as if I'm going to put my name on a mailing list that will probably be used to target me for Bhell advertising.

epsilon3

join:2008-03-29
canada
reply to bt
Most likely they will try to keep all the French channels and sell all or some of the English ones ..

I hope it will not go thru ... If CRTC will approve it ...I hope The Competition Bureau will stop it!


Paolo
Mr. Wireless

join:2004-05-29
canada
i have nothing against bce wanting to buy astral, most of the people who want it to stop, cant give a good enough reason except they dislike bce and bell from a customer service point of view. that should not be a good enough reason to stop this deal, if i dislike mcdonalds cus of personal reaosns and they wanted to buy burger king, then id be dumb. let them do what they want, if anyone has a say, its the competition bureaw and the crtc.
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Paolo
Mr. Wireless

join:2004-05-29
canada
reply to Paolo

Re: Great news! - CRTC blocks Astral buy by Bell

let the crtc decide this one


blind seeER

@videotron.ca
reply to Paolo
said by Paolo:

i have nothing against bce wanting to buy astral, most of the people who want it to stop, cant give a good enough reason except they dislike bce and bell from a customer service point of view. that should not be a good enough reason to stop this deal, if i dislike mcdonalds cus of personal reaosns and they wanted to buy burger king, then id be dumb. let them do what they want, if anyone has a say, its the competition bureaw and the crtc.

Well maybe that is your myopic view. However, some of the people posting in this forum are in the IPTV business and know they cannot even get a station from Bell. Bell is being anti-competitive on all fronts. This in turn is preventing choice for the people.

So no, this isn't a MacDonalds situation.