The Reach of Bell Media

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Bell Media controls what appears to be the majority of the media market in the Greater Toronto Area.

Greater Toronto Area: First, they provide most people here with their internet. There seems to be not too small an amount of competition from companies like Rogers Communications, however, but I think that makes Toronto pretty much a two-company town when it comes to internet. Smaller players exist, but they are so small you hardly notice them. Toronto is hardly a bit player when compared to other North American markets, as it is North America’s fourth largest city.

And, allow me to list what Bell Media owns in Canada, and this is very visible in Toronto and surrounding area, known as the Greater Toronto Area:
TV – City Pulse, much of CTV, BNN Bloomberg
AM Radio: NewsTalk 1010, 680 News, Funny 820, the latter of which is the Canadian subsidiary of iHeartMedia (Wikipedia). iHeart Media is known for using Premiere Radio Networks to hire paid actors as callers on call-in radio talk shows to segue into planned stories or opinions. This is a common practice on many right-wing talk shows such as those hosted by Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, and Glenn Beck, and has been known and quite openly admitted for some time. Here is a more in-depth report on it.

What are your thoughts?