It’s Official, with buyout of Astral, Bell Media now owns Astral Radio Deals

Now that the buyout of Astral Media by Bell is official, all Astral Assets are also part of the Bell family. This includes the deals program from Astral names Astral Radio Deals. The program is a successful program operating across

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Bell Media, a player in the Daily Deals industry with

Within the deals industry in Canada, most large Media companies are participating in one way or another. Torstar owns Wagjag, and a percentage of, Postmedia owns SwarmJam, Yellowpages owns Dealoftheday, Sunmedia/Quebecor owns Stealthedeal, Rogers owns rDeals, Glacier Media

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Here come the PUBLISHER daily deals

Here come the publishers.

It is inevitable. They already have the audience, they already have relationships with merchants and with the amount of revenues being produced by certain sites, newspaper, magazine and online publishers all over the world are launching their daily deal sites. Canada is no exception. Within 1-2 years, the majority of Daily Deals in this Country and the US will be sold by Publishers. (exceptions include the really big services such as Groupon, Living Social, Google Offers, Facebook Deals, and some niche or regional players, etc)

The Canadian Daily Deal industry is about to get far more interesting, far more competitive, far more serious and far more successful given the entrance of more mature players such as these publishers.

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