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BCE gets greenlight for CTV takeover

Canada's largest telecommunications company has received regulatory approval to buy the nation's largest private broadcaster. The $1.57bn deal caps a merger, announced in September, that brings together BCE, Canada's major telephone company and internet service provider; Thomson Corporation, the major electronic information company and publisher of the national newspaper The Globe and Mail; and CTV, the largest television broadcaster, to create a $2.7bn communications force.

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