State of the Canadian pay TV operator market Q1 2015 - CRTC changes in Q1 2015 hit hard

June 09, 2015  | Subscribers Only

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The increasing amount of OTT options in Canada as well as more flexible data caps provide a low cost alternative for households looking to save costs by electing to not take a pay TV subscription.

In this report: 
Key developments Q1 2015
Pay TV focuses on the cord-never opportunity
CRTC leaves its mark on Pay TV in Q1 2015
Pay TV packages and focus
Cable video losses accelerate in Q1 2015
High speed data still important while voice wanes
IPTV continues to cannibalise satellite subscribers
Bell completes its acquisition of Alliant Telecom
List of tables and charts: 
•    Key developments Q1 2015
•    Pay TV basic video subscribers and penetration
•    Canadian TV household composition - Q1 2015
•    Quarterly video subscriber adds by pipeline (000s)
•    Canada pay TV growth
•    Growth in cord nevers is an opportunity for pay TV (000s)
•    Pay TV packages and focus
•    Cable quarterly subscriber additions by pipeline (000s)
•    Cable quarterly net basic video subscriber additions 
•    Weakness in voice leads to declines in RGUs for cable
•    HSD growth is expected to continue 
•    Satellite TV subscribers (000s)
•    Satellite quarterly net basic video subscriber additions  
•    IPTV subscriber growth remains steady
•    ITPV quarterly net subscriber additions

Number of pages: 13 
Number of charts and tables: 15

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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