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September 2, 2020 10:12 am  #1


Why Cogeco Customers Could Soon Find Themselves Paying Rogers

Isn't there some sort of rule that U.S. firms can't acquire Canadian broadcasting outlets? Does the same rule apply to cable companies? I suppose it might be different if the Canadian assets are owned by someone here. Anyway, if you're a Cogeco cable customer, you may not be for much longer if this deal goes through. 

U.S. cable company makes $10.3B bid for Cogeco, would sell Cdn. assets to Rogers 

 

September 2, 2020 10:48 am  #2


Re: Why Cogeco Customers Could Soon Find Themselves Paying Rogers

It's fine if they're immediately spun-off, as is the plan here.

This would also instantly give Rogers the top Anglophone and top Francophone radio station in Montreal.


 
 

September 2, 2020 12:04 pm  #3


Re: Why Cogeco Customers Could Soon Find Themselves Paying Rogers

The majority shareholders are rejecting the bid.

https://www.thestar.com/business/2020/09/02/newsalert-us-firm-makes-bid-for-cogeco-rogers-to-get-canadian-assets.html

Last edited by Media Observer (September 2, 2020 12:05 pm)

 

September 2, 2020 3:37 pm  #4


Re: Why Cogeco Customers Could Soon Find Themselves Paying Rogers

Of course,  there are always the Quebec "concerns"....

...https://blog.fagstein.com/2020/09/02/rogers-cogeco-offer/

 

September 7, 2020 6:49 pm  #5


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October 20, 2020 2:24 pm  #6


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