Profits for Astral Media Inc. totalled $41.2 million in the second quarter of 2013, up eight per cent from $38.2 million in the same period a year earlier, the company said Thursday. In a quarterly earnings statement, Astral said consolidated revenues also rose in the second quarter to $237.1 million, from $233.5 million in the same period a year earlier. The company said television revenues grew to $143.2 million from $141 million in 2012’s second quarter, while radio revenues decreased slightly going from $74.2 million to $73.3 million. In the quarter, Astral said that its Teletoon channel, which it jointly owns with Corus Entertainment Inc., reached the nine million-subscriber mark. Astral said in the report that earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization reached $69.4 million in the second quarter, up from $66.0 million in the same period the prior year. “I am very pleased by the Company’s performance in the second quarter of Fiscal 2013, which is Astral’s 66th consecutive quarter of profitable growth,” Ian Greenberg, president and CEO of Astral, said in a statement. In the financial report, Astral noted that costs associated with BCE Inc.’s acquisition of the company reached $4.0 million in the second quarter of 2013. In March, the Competition Bureau said it reached an agreement with Bell to allow it to acquire Astral, though the deal is still subject to approval by the CRTC. A second public hearing on the matter will begin on May 6. As part of the agreement, Astral will divest some channels, including Teletoon, in a sale to Corus. Astral said in its report earnings per share were 68 cents in the second quarter of 2013, up from 63 cents in the same period the prior year. -- CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Astral's profits were $42.1 million.