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Only 3% of anglophones subscribe to sports streaming: MTM

Media | 10/11/2018 5:42 pm EDT

While services like Perform Group’s Dazn and Rogers Communications Inc.’s Sportsnet Now have been emerging in recent years, they “haven’t yet caught on in the Anglophone market,”  Media Technology Monitor said in a new report. Only three per cent of anglophone Canadians subscribe to sports streaming services, MTM, a project of CBC/Radio-Canada, said. In comparison, 42 per cent of Canadians reported watching either Rogers’ Sportsnet TV channel or BCE Inc.’s TSN in the past month. The report also noted that the “popularity of sports specialty channels over online...

Dazn will license NFL Sunday Ticket rights to broadcasters

Media | 08/09/2018 6:04 pm EDT

Perform Group’s Dazn sports streaming service will licence the NFL Sunday Ticket service to most of the major traditional television providers in Canada, according to a release on Tuesday. The release outlined Rogers Communications Inc., BCE Inc., Shaw Communications Inc., and Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. are amongst the providers which will offer live broadcasts of the football games included in the NFL Sunday Ticket lineup. It also said Telus Corp. will sublicence the rights from Bell, and the service will also be available through other unnamed providers. That's...

BBC-ITV streaming service coming to Canada

Media | 01/15/2018 5:12 pm EST

Britbox, a streaming service showcasing British television, will be “coming soon to Canada,”...

NFL Sunday Ticket returns to broadcast TV with Dazn partnership

Media | 10/11/2017 6:16 pm EDT

Perform Group’s over-the-top (OTT) sports service Dazn is partnering with...

How big a threat are OTT sports services?

Media | 10/10/2017 5:55 pm EDT

Sports remains one of the last bastions of defence for traditional TV against a wave of over-the-top...

Dazn to refund customers after streaming issues

Media | 09/22/2017 4:18 pm EDT

After a rough first week, Perform Group’s sports streaming service Dazn will partially refund...

MHz Choice launches in Canada

Media | 09/20/2017 2:58 pm EDT

Streaming service MHz Choice, which exclusively features international productions, is now available in Canada. The $8-per-month service, which is offering a free 30-day trial, launched in Canada on Monday. Its catalogue is predominantly television series, with a few movies, and includes mysteries, dramas and comedies, all of international origin. This is the service’s first expansion outside of the United States, its vice-president of content strategy Lance Schwulst said in a phone interview. MHz had acquired...

Dazn admits launch ‘did not go as planned’

Media | 09/15/2017 2:40 pm EDT

Following problems streaming games on the first weekend of the National Football League (NFL) season that...

Major boxing fight shows PPV target for piracy

Media | 08/28/2017 5:39 pm EDT

Nearly three million viewers around the world watched the much-anticipated boxing match between Floyd...

New OTT offerings pose threat to BDUs, opportunity for producers

Media | 08/17/2017 4:47 pm EDT

A proliferation of new streaming TV competition in Canada is set to benefit...

Dazn not too big a threat without hockey: Desjardins

Media | 07/24/2017 4:14 pm EDT

Without the digital rights to Canadian hockey teams’ games, there may not be much reason for panic among traditional TV providers with the entry of new over-the-top (OTT) provider Dazn into the Canadian market, according to...

New sports OTT service launches in Canada

Media | 07/20/2017 3:01 pm EDT

A streaming service focused on sports content, including National Football League (NFL) games, is now...