Bell Buys Astral For $3.38 Billion

Gail Chiasson, North American Editor

Canada’s giant telecommunications company Bell is growing even bigger with the purchase of Canada’s Astral Media for $3.38 billion.

The purchase includes 24 English and French specialty and pay television stations, 84 radio stations, 9,500 out-of-home advertising faces – 39 of which are spectacular digital billboards – and more than 100 web sites.

A more detailed story to follow.

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