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Telecoms’ TV revenues declined last year: CRTC

Media | 07/12/2016 9:01 pm EDT

The television distribution revenues reported by Canada’s telecommunications companies have fallen for the first time in a decade, driven by a decline in satellite subscribers. Numbers released by the CRTC Tuesday showed that telecoms — including cable, IPTV and satellite providers — saw a 0.13-per-cent decrease in revenues last year, from $8.93 billion in 2014 to $8.92 billion in 2015. That’s the first such decline reported by the CRTC since at least 2006. While cable and IPTV companies’ revenues grew 1.7 per cent between 2014 and 2015, to $6.6...

Telecoms’ TV customer losses up five-fold in 2015

telecom | 03/10/2016 10:22 pm EST

The number of subscribers leaving the Canadian TV system appears to be accelerating, as Canada’s publicly traded telecom companies lost five times more TV subscribers in 2015 than a year earlier. They reported having 178,910 fewer television customers at the end of 2015 than at the end of 2014, according to data compiled by The Wire Report based on the companies’ fourth-quarter statements. That’s compared to the previous year’s 31,663 drop, the first on record. Overall, the number of TV subscribers reported by BCE Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., Shaw...

‘Record’ loss of TV subscribers this year: Boon Dog

Media | 11/06/2015 9:17 pm EST

The number of Canadian households abandoning TV-service subscriptions from Canada’s biggest providers during the first nine months of this year was almost seven times higher than during the same period a year earlier, according to data compiled by consulting company Boon Dog Professional Services Inc. Boon Dog said...

Vertical integration helps Canadian TV sector transition: analyst

Media | 08/18/2015 7:28 pm EDT

The tendency of major players in Canada's television industry to be involved in both content and distribution is helping the sector deal better with issues such as cord cutting and a declining...

Cord-cutting accelerated in first half of 2015: report

telecom | 08/12/2015 2:37 pm EDT

A report from Boon Dog Professional Services Inc. released Wednesday said Canada's publicly traded TV-service providers lost six times as many subscribers in the first half of 2015 than in the...

TV tangible-benefits spending up 27% last year: report

Media | 07/07/2015 2:32 pm EDT

Companies spent $138.7 million on TV-related tangible benefits in Canada in the 12 months ended Aug. 31 last year, marking a 27 per cent increase from a year earlier, according to TV-industry research...

Bell says IPTV customers have reached 1 million

Media | 04/17/2015 5:55 pm EDT

BCE Inc. said in a press release Friday that its IPTV customer base has reached one million households. In the release, Bell said IPTV, which it offers through its Fibe TV and FibreOP TV brands, has  since its launch in 2010 become one of the fastest growing product lines in the company's 135-year history. Rizwan Jamal, president of residential services at Bell, said the company is winning customers from cable with features such as digital recordings that can be shared across different set-top boxes in the home, wireless connections and a new feature that can restart a...

IPTV gains are slowing as cable losses continue: Boon Dog

Media | 03/24/2015 8:43 pm EDT

An Ottawa consulting company says IPTV services aren’t absorbing the exodus of cable customers at the same rate as they used to. TV-industry consulting company Boon Dog Professional Services...