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IPTV drives up TV subscriptions: report

telecom | 11/12/2013 4:53 pm EST

After three straight quarters of declining television subscriptions in Canada, publicly traded companies gained a record number of Internet-protocol television (IPTV) buyers, according to a report by Boon Dog Professional Services Inc. The company said Tuesday that the major TV service providers added a net 14,145 additional subscribers at the end of three-month reporting periods concluding in August or September, depending on the company’s fiscal cycle.  That was entirely due to a gain of 122,245 IPTV subscribers. “People should not be fooled by the growth in TV subscribers...

First signs of cord cutting are here, Boon Dog says

Media | 06/06/2013 7:09 pm EDT

Canada’s publicly traded broadcast distribution companies reported “concrete signs” of cord cutting over the past two quarters as their combined subscriber base fell for the first time since cable TV first become a feature in most homes, said Mario Mota, partner at Boon Dog Professional Services Inc. In a release Thursday, Boon Dog said Canada’s publicly traded cable, satellite, and IPTV television providers lost a combined 5,394 TV subscribers in the first quarter of 2013 after losing a combined 8,175 in the last quarter of 2012. He said those figures included subscribers to television services offered by Rogers Communications Inc., Shaw Communications Inc., BCE Inc., Videotron Ltd. (a Quebecor Media Inc.subsidiary), Cogeco Cable Inc., Telus Corp., Bell Aliant...