State of the Canadian pay TV operator market Q3 2014: Cord-cutting cancels growth in pay TV video homes

January 08, 2015  | Subscribers Only

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Canadian pay TV is expected to continue to remain in a holding pattern, with TV households growing and the aggregate number of pay TV video households declining nominally due to cord-cutting.

In this report:

  • Key takeaways Q3 2014
  • Economic improvements don’t translate to new subscribers
  • Video penetration continues its downward slide in Q3 2014
  • Pay TV packages and focus
  • IPTV growth continues to cool proving that cord cutting is happening
  • Cable's continued video improvement shifts pain over to Satellite
  • No reprieve in Q3 2014, the sadness continues
  • IPTV cools as TELUS ages

List of tables and charts:

  • Income and Employment
  • Housing Starts by Type (m)
  • Total cable homes and RGUs (000s)
  • Pay TV basic video subscribers and penetration
  • Pay TV packages and focus
  • Canada pay TV growth
  • Quarterly Subscriber Adds by Pipeline (000s)
  • Cable Quarterly Subscriber Adds (000s)
  • Cable quarterly net basic video subscriber additions
  • Satellite quarterly net subscriber additions
  • Satellite TV subscribers  (000s)
  • IPTV subscribers (000s)
  • ITPV quarterly net subscriber additions

Number of pages: 11 

Number of charts and tables: 13

Erik Brannon

Associate Director – Research and Analysis, Service Providers & Platforms

Mr. Erik Brannon, the associate director of research and analysis at IHS Markit, specializes in pay-TV operators and channels.

Harold Vargas

Senior Analyst, Television Media

Harold Vargas is a member of the US media team that is responsible for coverage of U.S. pay-TV operators and television content owning media conglomerates.

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