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Astral Media

Title: Astral Media
Category: Media & Entertainment
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Added on: Jun 16, 2012
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Astral Media is a media corporation and the largest radio broadcasting company in Canada. It offers specialty and premium television, including Canal D, The Movie Network, Canal Vie, Family, and more. Astral is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols ACM.B and ACM.A. The company’s main competitors are Corus Entertainment, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Bell Media, Inc., and others.

The company’s roots go back to the Canadian company Angreen Photo, which was established by the Greenberg brothers in 1961. In its present form, Astral was created in 1973 and named Astral Bellevue Pathé Ltd. It was engaged in video wholesaling and videocassette duplication, producing more than 100 television miniseries, television programs, and feature films. The name of the company was changed to Astral Media in 2000.

Astral Media owns a number of brands, among which HBO Canada, Teletoon, Super Ecran, NRJ, and others. HBO Canada is offered by Corus Entertainment and Astral Media, featuring sporting events, live specials, comedy series, and behind-the-scenes content. The Movie Network is another brand and a pay television service, which is offered in eastern Canada. The movie network features dedicated high definition channels such as HBO Canada HD and MFun! HD. Super Ecran is a pay television service and the only one available in French. Teletoon Canada Ltd brings families, young adults, youth, and children the best in animation-related and animation entertainment through specialty television channels such as Teletoon, TELETOON, and TELETOON Retro. Other specialty and pay television channels include Canal D, Series +, Disney Junior, Disney HX, and more.

NRJ is another brand by Astral Media, built around non-stop hits and all-out humor. Boom, the radio of legends, honors legends like Janis Joplin, Bee Gees, Elvis, Beatles, and many others. Big Dog 100.9 is a source for music, fun, and information in Northern and Central Nova Scotia, featuring top performers such as Katie Perry, Bon Jovi, Green Day, Tragically Hip, and many others.

Astral Media also offers satellite radio with two channels, Energie and Rock Velours broadcast on Sirius Canada. The Rouge FM Network encompasses CHIK-FM 98.9, CIMO-FM 106.1, and other radio stations.
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