This is an interesting article on the Rogers-Bell situation and to do with sports as well, and I happen to be one of the 41,000 cable subscribers of Mountain Cablevision here in Hamilton that went to Shaw and now is going to Rogers, and I'm not happy about that of course as a CFL fan. Read the entire article though if you have time. Maybe if Rogers buys the naming rights to the new Hamilton stadium for some decent money, I'll be placated, albeit I don't think Rogers probably cares one way or another what I think:
Rogers CEO’s slow deals game could pay off
[i]Who says Nadir Mohamed, the cerebral chief executive of Rogers Communications Inc., isn’t wired to make deals?
Since taking the corner office at Rogers four years ago, critics have griped that the low-key CEO lacked spine, costing Rogers a chance to snare prime properties, such as the highly-coveted specialty channels owned by Canwest Communications Inc. Some even sniped that rather than pull the trigger on the $1.32-billion deal for an ownership stake in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment Ltd. on his own, Mr. Mohamed lost nerve and opted to team up with rival BCE Inc.
On Monday, however, Mr. Mohamed reclaimed a tiny asset that had slipped through his hands in 2009 — and infuriated the controlling Rogers family — but that will have much larger impact on Rogers in the future.
Rogers acquired Mountain Cablevision Ltd., a family-operated full service high-speed Internet, telephone and cable provider with about 41,000 subscribers based in Hamilton, Ont. for $400-million on Monday as part of a transaction that also secured all-important unused airwave spectrum in Western Canada.[/i]...
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