In financial results released recently, Telus announced that as of June 30, 2010, the company had over 403,000 television subscribers in Western Canada.
That number is up 28% from 314,000 at the end of 2010 and up more than 75% from 228,000 on June 30,2010.
Telus offers two types of television service in Western Canada. The first is a rebranded version of the Bell TV direct-to-home satellite television offering which Telus has been selling in British Columbia and Alberta since July 2010.
The second is an IPTV (Internet Protocol Television) service called Optik TV, which is similar to digital cable or satellite television except that television signals are distributed to viewers using a high speed internet connection over phone lines rather than through a cable or satellite connection. The Telus IPTV service, which competes aggressively with Shaw cable in several western cities including Calgary, Edmonton and Red Deer, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Vancouver, Kelowna & Vernon and Whistler.
Telus says its IPTV footprint (households that can potentially subscribe to IPTV service) is now 2.1 million households.
The company did not break out the number of subscribers by each service.
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