Shaw revenues up 36% in recent quarter

Shaw Communications Inc., the country’s largest cable television and cable telephone provider, has announced its financial results for the third quarter of its fiscal year ending May 31, 2011.

The company reported revenue for the three month period was $1.82 billion, up 36% over the same period last year. The big increase in revenue was due primarily to increased cash flow from the new Shaw Media division (formerly CanWest Global Communications) and higher cash flow from the cable division.

Average Bell Mobility customer spends $51.68 a month

The average Bell Mobility customer spent $51.67 a month on wireless services in the first quarter of 2011, up 3.2% from $50.07 in the same quarter of 2010 according to figures from Bell’s recent financial statements.

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.

Netflix now has 800,000 Canadian customers

California based Netflix announced this week that its online video subscription service added 3.6 million customers in the first three months of this year.

Netflix, which launched in Canada last September, ended March with a total of 23.6 million subscribers, 22.8 million in the U.S. and 800,000 in Canada.

Rogers reports first quarter results

Rogers Communications Inc. today announced its consolidated financial and operating results for the company’s fiscal first quarter ended March 31, 2011.

For the January to March 2011 quarter, Rogers reported overall operating revenues of just under $3 billion, up 4 percent from the same period a year earlier. Net income for the quarter was $423 million, up 7 percent from $397 million in the first quarter of 2010.

Wind Mobile tops 232,000 subscribers

Alternate wireless provider Wind Mobile gained 92,960 wireless voice and data subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2010, almost double the gain of 45,799 in the previous quarter.

By the end of the year, the carrier’s total retail subscriber base totalled 232,641 making it Canada’s sixth largest wireless operator

Canada ends 2010 with 24.5 million wireless telephone subscribers

The number of wireless telephone subscribers in Canada increased by 7.4% during 2010 according to an industry trade group.

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) said today there were 24,567,947 wireless subscribers in this country at the end of 2010, up from 22,876,547 at the end of 2009.

Cogeco’s revenues up 6.6% in second quarter

Cogeco, the nation’s fourth largest cable provider, today announced its financial results for the second quarter of its 2011 fiscal year which ended February 28, 2011.

Cogeco reported overall revenue for the quarter increased by 6.6% from the same period a year earlier to $350.6 million while operating income rose 9.3% to $136 million. Revenue and operating income for the first six months of the year were up 5.5% and 7.6% to $693.4 million and $121.9 million respectively.

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