Rogers adds 71,000 Ignite TV subscribers in 4Q 2020

Thursday, January 28th, 2021
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19,000 net new Internet subscribers, 71,000 net new Ignite TV™ subscribers in quiet selling period

TORONTO — Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.A; RCI.B)(NYSE: RCI) today announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2020.

Cable revenue increased by 3% this quarter as a result of the movement of Internet customers from our legacy Internet to our Ignite Internet offerings and service pricing changes and discipline.

Selected 2020 Highlights

  • Attracted 245,000 net Wireless postpaid subscribers, 57,000 net Internet subscribers, and 218,000 net Ignite TV subscribers.
  • Launched Ignite™ SmartStream™, an entertainment add-on for Ignite Internet™ customers, to give customers access to their favourite streaming services in one place.
  • Launched 14 new apps and subscription video on-demand services on Ignite TV and expanded free content on Ignite TV with the introduction of new apps, including Fun at Home and Health at Home, tubi, XITE, and zone-ify.
  • Launched access to Amazon Music on Ignite TV so customers can listen to their favourite music, as well as thousands of playlists and stations.
  • Expanded our cable network through the acquisition of Cable Cable Inc. and Ruralwave Inc., local telecommunications companies in the Ontario Kawartha Lakes region, and announced partnerships with Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) to bring services to underserved communities in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo and Dufferin, Norfolk, Oxford, and Simcoe counties in Ontario

Subscriber Results – Ignite TV

                       2020  Q4'20  Q3'20  Q2'20  Q1'20   2019  Q4'19  Q3'19  Q2'19  Q1'19
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Net additions          218      71     38     18     91    284    106     65     66     47
Total subscribers **   544     544    473    435    417    326    326    220    155     89