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CRTC grants Rogers approval to acquire Score Media

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Rogers Media Inc.

On April 30, 2013, Rogers Media Inc. (“Rogers”) received approval from the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (“CRTC”) to acquire Score Media Inc. (“Score”), which had been held in trust since October 19, 2012. The total consideration paid by Rogers Media was $167 million. The acquisition of Score includes The Score specialty television service, Voice to Visual Inc., and The Score Fighting Series. Rogers, a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc., is a leading Canadian media company that engages in television and radio broadcasting, publishing, digital, and sports entertainment. Laurence Dunbar and Scott Prescott of Fasken Martineau advised Rogers on regulatory issues and approvals pertaining to its acquisition of Score.

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