Bell Opposes Rogers-Shaw Deal, Citing Market ‘Dominance’ in Filing to CRTC


Bell has written to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), opposing the proposed Rogers takeover of Shaw, a $26 billion deal.



September 15, 2021

According to a filing submission on Monday, Bell argued the Rogers-Shaw deal would allow for an “unprecedented level of market power,” should the merger be approved by regulators, reports The Globe and Mail.

According to Bell Canada’s filing, should Rogers be allowed to take over Shaw’s cable and satellite TV service, it would allow the former to control 47% of the English-language broadcasting distribution market. Shaw has cable TV offerings in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northern Ontario.

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