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Telesat Canada Profits Rise 15 Percent in 2006

By | March 12, 2007

      Telesat Canada reported profits rose 15 percent while revenues advanced 1 percent last year.

      Telesat Canada, a wholly owned subsidiary of BCE Inc., posted consolidated operating revenue of $479.0 million last year, represented a 1 percent increase from $474.7 million in 2005.

      Net earnings applicable to common shares amounted to $102.5 million, 15 percent higher than the previous record of $88.9 million set in 2005.

      The company also stated that Anik F3 is nearing launch, which will occur in the first half of this year.

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