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20% of Canadians don’t subscribe to TV: MTM

Media | 04/07/2016 8:20 pm EDT

The number of Canadians without TV subscriptions is currently 20 per cent, according to a pair of new reports from Media Technology Monitor, a project of CBC/Radio-Canada. MTM noted that “living without a paid TV service is nothing new,” given that 15 per cent of Canadians did not subscribe to TV service in 2002. Out of that 20 per cent, six per cent watched over-the-air (OTA) TV using antennas, four per cent didn’t consume any TV content at all, and 10 per cent were online-only TV watchers. Among those online-only viewers, 52 per cent had cut the cord, while 36 per...

23.7% of Canadian households don’t subscribe to TV: report

Media | 04/06/2016 6:35 pm EDT

A new report from Convergence Consulting Group Ltd. estimates 3.43 million Canadian households, or about 23.7 per cent, didn’t have a traditional TV subscription with a cable, satellite, or IPTV provider in 2015. That’s an increase from 21.7 per cent a year earlier, and lower than the 25.8 per cent the company predicts for 2016. “We estimate 2015 saw a decline of 190,000 Canadian TV subscribers, 2014 saw a decline of 105,000 TV subs, and we forecast a TV subscriber decline of 191,000 for 2016,” a summary of the annual report posted on the...

Report shows 95,000 TV cord-cutters last year

telecom | 04/13/2015 8:24 pm EDT

Convergence Consulting Group Ltd. says in a new report that Canada lost 95,000 TV subscribers in 2014, the second year of decline, while TV subscriber revenue continued to grow. A summary of the report posted to the Convergence...