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TSN, Sportsnet Battle For Canadian Sports Rights To Lessen Impact Of Online Shift
Published July 2, 2013
RING THE BELL: VARIETY's Brendan Kelly reported Bell Canada is "finally getting its hands on rival broadcaster Astral Media." Bell following an offer rejected last fall made a second offer "to please" federal regulator Canadian Radio-Television & Telecommunications Commission, and "the final deal includes a lot fewer assets." The takeover "radically revamps the TV landscape in Canada and makes Bell easily the top player." It will have "a 35.8% market share in English-Canada and will be the second-biggest TV owner in French Canada, with 22.6%" (VARIETY.com, 6/28).