Media Advisory - CRTC Media Lock-Up - Decision on BCE/Astral's transaction

WHEN:    October 18, 2012
    Lock-up:  2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHERE:   CRTC Central Office
    1 Promenade du Portage, Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
    Central Building, Gatineau, Quebec


OTTAWA-GATINEAU, Oct. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - On October 18, 2012, a media lock-up will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for the decision on BCE/Astral's transaction.

The Chairman of the CRTC will address the media and answer questions shortly after 4:00 p.m.

Any parties interested in attending the lock-up are asked to contact Jasmine Carson-McMullen at 819-997-4275 or by October 18 at 12:00 p.m. Due to space constraints, only one reporter is allowed per news organization. They will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement upon arrival.

No one will be permitted to leave the lock-up before 4:00 p.m. Cameras are not allowed in the designated room. They may be set up in the main floor lobby at 1 Promenade du Portage. Cell phones, smartphones, wireless handheld devices (e.g. Blackberries), tablets, pagers, etc. must be left with the CRTC staff in the room. Laptop owners must disable wireless capabilities prior to arriving at the CRTC. Telephone lines and Internet will be available at the CRTC at 4 p.m.

The decision will be posted on the CRTC website at 4:00 p.m. at


The CRTC is an administrative tribunal that regulates and supervises broadcasting and telecommunications in Canada.

SOURCE: Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

For further information:

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