Bell TV expands its IPTV footprint to more than 800,000 households

In financial results released today BCE said it continues to expand its Internet Protocol Television capable footprint in communities across Ontario and Québec.

During the first three months of 2011, the Bell IPTV footprint grew by 60% to encompass more than 800,000 households in Toronto and Montréal, up from approximately 500,000 homes passed at the end of 2010.

Big Four cable companies now have over 3.6 million telephone customers

It has now been six years since cable telephony first launched in this country and the number of Canadians receiving cable telephone service from Canada’s big four cable companies – Rogers, Shaw, Vidéotron and Cogeco – is now over 3.6 million subscribers.

By comparison, Canada’s traditional telecommunication giants – BCE and Telus – have just under 13 million subscribers.

BCE reports fourth quarter results

Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE), Canada’s largest communications company, today reported fourth quarter and full year financial results for 2010.

In the final quarter of 2010, BCE, which includes Bell Canada, Bell Aliant, Virgin Mobile, and the Source, reported a 0.9% increase in operating revenues to $4 billion and an 20.8% increase in operating income to $691 million, when compared to the same quarter in 2009.

Hearings into BCE takeover of CTV announced for February

In a Broadcasting Notice of Consultation released yesterday, the CRTC has announced that it will hold hearings on the acquisition of CTV Globemedia by BCE Inc. beginning on February 8th, 2011.

The deal, which was announced in September, would see BCE Inc. acquire complete ownership of CTV which has an estimated value of $3.2 billion.

BCE reports third quarter results

Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE), Canada’s largest communications company, last week reported financial results for the third quarter of 2010.

BCE, which includes Bell Canada, Bell Aliant, Virgin Mobile, and the Source, reported a 1.3% increase in operating revenues to $4.5 billion and an 11.1% increase in operating income to $869 million, when compared to the same quarter in 2009.

BCE reports second quarter results

Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE), Canada’s largest communications company, today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2010.

BCE, which includes Bell Canada, Bell Aliant, Virgin Mobile, and the Source, reported a 3.3% increase in operating revenues to $4.4 billion and 22.0% increase in operating income to $1 billion, when compared to the same quarter in 2009.

Revenues at Bell Canada Enterprises up 3.9%

Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE), Canada’s largest communications company, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter of 2009.

BCE, which includes Bell Canada, Bell Aliant, Telesat, Virgin Mobile, and the Source, reported a 3.9% increase in operating revenues and 12.8% increase in operating income, when compared to the same quarter in 2008, thanks to strong growth in the number of wireless and TV customers.

BCE income and earnings up in third quarter

Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE), Canada’s largest communications company, today reported financial results for the third quarter of 2009.

BCE, which includes Bell Canada, Bell Aliant and Telesat, reported a a modest 0.5% increase in operating revenues to $4.46 billion when compared to the same quarter of 2008, however, thanks to improved financial discipline and record net activations at Bell Wireless, operating income rose 17.2% to $782 million.

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