Astral Media

Astral Media ( since May 2010 Astral only as a brand name ) is a large Canadian media company. The company's headquarters is located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The company is the largest operator of radio stations in Canada. The company operates approximately 83 radio stations in eight provinces as well as some television stations. Astral Media has large advertising space by its division Astral Media Outdoor division and is the biggest competitor of CBS Outdoor. The company employs approximately 2,800 people and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.


Astral developed by a photo company, which was founded in 1961 under the name Angreen photo. The company was founded by the Greenberg brothers from Montreal. In 1967 the brothers image rights of the former Expo bought in Montreal, which led to a rapid growth of the company to around 125 branches. The company bought the Pathé - Humphries motion picture lab, which led to further growth. A short time later, the company was renamed in Astral Bellevue Pathé and later in AstralTech. In 1973 the company started the reproduction of video cassettes under the former company name Astral Bellevue Pathé Limited. The company also produced her own film / television films and series. 1983 brothers took over the two PayTV Greenberg television networks (now known as The Movie Network and Super Écran ). The following years was the expansion of the television network on other stations. In February 2000, the company of Astral Communications in Astral Media has been renamed.



The company operates 83 radio stations in eight provinces. This includes (selection):

TV station

  • The Movie Network
  • Canal D
  • Historia
  • Teletoon (50/ 50% share with Corus Entertainment)
  • Mpix
  • MusiMax
  • Musique Plus
  • Disney XD
  • Disney Junior
  • Canal Vie
  • Cinépop
  • ViewersChoice
  • Ztélé

Astral Media Outdoor

Astral Media Outdoor ( even out of home ) is a division of the company, which markets advertising space. The company has over 9,500 advertising spaces, which are spread throughout the country and are located at highly frequented locations.