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Canada – CRTC approves BCE’s bid to acquire Astral’s television and radio services

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) approved an application by Astral Media Inc. to sell its pay and specialty television channels, conventional television stations and radio stations to BCE Inc. The CRTC’s approval comes with a number of conditions that are necessary to uphold the public interest. The application filed in agreement with the Competition Bureau included a proposal […]

United States – Deal Softbank/Sprint approved

According to TeleGeograpgy, Japanese operator Softbank Corp’s USD21.6 billion bid for Sprint Nextel could have received the approval of the Federal Communications Commission. Yet  a formal announcement has not been made. Bloomberg reports that two of the commissioners have approved the transaction. See more : Telegeography http://www.telegeography.com/products/commsupdate/articles/2013/07/04/sources-suggest-fcc-has-given-softbanksprint-deal-the-nod/?utm_source=CommsUpdate&utm_campaign=d3bfa7384b-CommsUpdate+04+July+2013&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0688983330-d3bfa7384b-8857329