The three-way merger between Vivendi, Seagram and Canal Plus has been cleared by Canada's competition authorities.

The deal is now only now only waiting for a greenlight from the European Commission (EC) after being waved through by the French and US authorities.

The EC was originally scheduled to rule on the merger at the end of August but has requested further information. Vivendi and Canal Plus have both stated they are confident that the EC will make a positive decision by the end of September.