Astral Media (branded simply as Astral since 2010) is a Canadian media corporation. It is Canada's largest radio broadcaster (by number of stations) with 83 radio stations in eight provinces, and is a major player in premium and specialty television in Canada, including The Movie Network, Super Écran, Family, Teletoon, Canal D, Canal Vie, VRAK.TV, Séries+, Ztélé and more. Astral Media also owns numerous billboards for outdoor advertising through its Astral Media Outdoor division, and is a major competitor to CBS Outdoor. The company was also subject to a $3.38 billion dollar takeover bid by Bell Canada but it was blocked by the CRTC due to concerns over combined market power.
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