Rogers and Bell buy MLSE

This deal just rubs me the wrong way as it show how little competition exist in the Canadian media market. Now that the deal is done Rogers and Bell will divi up the prized Leafs hockey games between their network. Taking more games off over the air broadcast, ensuring that customers will have to pony up more money to see the leafs in action.
Moreover, this deal shows that Rogers and Bell are operating like a cartel. Which does not bode well for television, cellular and Internet users in Canada. With only two mega corporations, consumers have nowhere to turn to for a better deal. After a deal like this how can Bell and Rogers argue they are truly competing with each other.
At a minimum I feel that the CRTC needs to seriously need to look at separating the content creation and delivery arms of both these companies.


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