More than two per cent of Canadian TV subscribers cancelled their subscriptions in the past two years, a report by the Convergence Consulting Group Ltd. said. In a report released this week, Convergence estimated that 178,000 subscribers cancelled their television subscriptions in 2012 and that 250,000 have cancelled since 2011 “to rely solely” on over-the-air broadcasts, online television and over-the-top, online services like Netflix. The report, titled “The Battle for the North American Couch Potato: Bundling, Television, Internet, Telephone, Wireless,” said about 2.1 per cent of Canadian TV subscribers cancelled their services over the past two years and predicted that number to rise further this year. “We forecast Canadian TV cord cutter households will reach 380,000 (3.2%) by year-end 2013,” the firm said, according to an executive summary of the report. The Wire Report reported in March that Canada's top eight, publicly traded broadcast distributors added a net 95,116 TV subscribers during the 2012 fiscal year, representing collective growth of 0.86 per cent. Convergence said Canadian broadcast distributors added a combined 52,000 TV subscribers in 2012, down 77.7 per cent from 233,000 in 2011, and forecast that the industry would add 70,000 in 2013. Broadcast distribution industry revenues grew 4 per cent in 2012, Convergence said, to $9.1 billion. The report forecast that Canada’s new entrant wireless carriers’ market share will rise to 8.1 per cent, or 2.35 million subscribers, by the end of 2013, up from 6.1 per cent at the end of 2012, or a combined 1.69 million subscribers. Convergence said it prepared the report based on publicly available information such as corporate filings, financial statements, interviews, and product offers.