Videotron, Quebec’s largest cable company, announced today that it has registered, in the last quarter, its strongest subscriber growth since its acquisition by Quebecor in the early 2000s with a net increase of 169,000 new service subscriptions, counting all products.
The company, which is a division of Quebecor, had revenues of $611.6 million during the quarter, up 10% from the same quarter a year earlier. Operating income was $275.4 million, up 4.1%.
Privately owned Public Mobile, providers of low cost wireless service in Toronto and Montreal, now has over 150,000 subscribers according to a leaked document that was forwarded to the Mobile Syrup blog.
Sirius XM Canada, the merged company which operates the XM Canada and Sirius Canada satellite radio services, today announced that it reached the two million subscriber mark.
On May 31st of this year, the combined company had 1.92 million subscribers consisting of 1,266,000 Sirius subscribers and 661,200 XM subscribers.
Nine out of ten Canadians subscribe to cable, satellite or IPTV
Egyptian owned Orascom, the majority of owners of Globalive in Canada, this week announced their financial results for the first half of 2011 which included some interesting figures for is Wind Mobile operations.
Orascom reported that Wind gained 45,341 new customers in the second quarter up from growth of 39,000 in the first quarter of this year.
Rogers Communications recently reported that, as of the end of June, it had over 9.1 million wireless subscribers making it largest provider of wireless services in the country.
Combined with the Bell and Telus Mobility, the big three wireless companies now have over 23.5 million subscribers.
Videotron, Quebec’s largest cable company, is quickly becoming a force in wireless services with the announcement today that it now has more than 210,000 customers for its mobile services.
While reporting its quarterly results today, the company said it recorded the strongest growth ever for mobile services during the second quarter, adding more than 3,500 new customers per week.
California based Netflix announced last week that its online video subscription service now has over one million subscribers in Canada.
The popular service, lets English speaking customers stream a broad array of movies and TV episodes to their home computer or Netflix enabled consumer electronic devices for $7.99 per month. A French version of the service is still in the works.