Quebecor Inc.’s revenues increased in the second quarter compared to a year earlier with the company reporting $992.5 million in revenues, up $28.7 million, or three per cent, over that time. President and CEO Pierre Dion said in a press release Thursday the increase reflected a “solid performance” in its telecommunications segment. Telecom revenues were up by $38.9 million to $780.4 million, the company reported, while sports and entertainment revenues were also up by $4.6 million to $6.7 million. According to Quebecor, that boost mostly came from revenue generated from events at Videotron Centre, naming rights and Gestev, which is the “official imprint for all shows and events produced by Quebecor.” Revenues in media fell $22.4 million to $229.2 million. The company reported earlier this week that its TVA Group division lost $5.7 million in the quarter due in part to a poor showing by the National Hockey League’s Montreal Canadiens. Net income overall in the three-month period ended June 30 was $25.2 million, compared to $80.6 million a year earlier. The company reported 5.65 million total subscribers, an increase from 5.52 million a year earlier. That reflected increases in wireless customers, from 702,900 a year ago to 828,900 this quarter. Internet customers were also up from 1.54 million to 1.57 million. Its TV customers fell, compared to the same period a year earlier, by 50,100 for a total of 1.7 million cable subscribers at the end of the quarter, though on the streaming side, it added 73,500 customers to its Club Illico over-the-top (OTT) service, ending the quarter with 266,300 customers. Total average revenue per user (ARPU) for its telecom services was up seven per cent, over the second quarter of 2015 to $143.01. Its wireless ARPU was $50.51 in the second quarter, a 7.4 per cent increase from a year earlier.