Astral Media shares halted pending announcement
The halt followed a newspaper report earlier in the day that Astral and its suitor BCE Inc (BCE.TO: Quote), are poised to announce a new takeover deal that seeks to overcome regulatory opposition with a plan to auction off a number of Astral's English broadcast assets.
Spokesmen for the two companies declined to comment. (Reporting by Euan Rocha; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)
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