Cable & Telecom

Freedom would not have smaller scale under Videotron ownership, tribunal says

Federal Court of Appeal holding conference today on hearing issues By Ahmad Hathout OTTAWA – In approving the Rogers and Shaw combination, the Competition Tribunal said the evidence shows Freedom under Videotron “would not in fact have a smaller scale” as opposed to its ownership under Shaw. “Videotron will have more revenue, more wireless subscribers across the country, and more spectrum,” the tribunal said in its reasons for approving the deal released yesterday, which follows its announced decision on Thursday night. “In addition, Videotron’s national presence will give it the ability to offer new incentives to businesses that operate nationally,”...