CRTC Sets Hearing On Bell-Astral Deal
March 6, 2013 at 11:49 AM (PT)
The CRTC has set a hearing for MAY 6th in MONTREAL to consider the C$3.395 million sale of ASTRAL MEDIA to BELL MEDIA RADIO parent BCE INC.
The hearing is scheduled for 9a (ET) at HOTEL GOUVERNEUR PLACE DUPUIS. Among the issues on which the Commission is asking for comment is whether the deal is consistent with the CRTC Common Ownership Policy, especially in TORONTO, MONTREAL, VANCOUVER, CALGARY, OTTAWA-GATINEAU, and WINNIPEG; valuation of the deal; local programming and support for Canadian artists; and other issues.
Comments, interventions, and answers are due at the CRTC by APRIL 5th.