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Headquarters of Shaw Communications in Calgar
Headquarters of Shaw Communications in Calgar
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Why a Rogers-Shaw merger will happen

A merger two big Canadian cable companies, Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc., is “inevitable” and such a deal is likely to take place in about two to three years, predicts a new analyst report.

Jeff Fan, who covers the telecom and cable industry for Scotia Capital Inc., says a series of friendly asset deals announced by the two companies this month signals their relationship is on the mend – a development that could help pave the way for a combination.