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Bell’s proposed purchase peeves Péladeau


MONTREAL – As predicted, Quebecor CEO Pierre Karl Péladeau hates the proposed purchase of the V network and Noovo.ca by Bell Media.The acquisition of the network and its digital assets by Bell “will further undermine an already precarious ecosystem by allowing a dominant player to become still more so,” reads a Quebecor press release sent out about 24 hours after Bell’s announcement Wednesday.“The transaction will significantly alter the balance of power between media companies and have major consequences,” adds the statement.The company worres that Bell, with its power in “conventional television, specialty channel, pay TV, radio, distribution, Internet, mobile, digital...