State of the Canadian pay TV market Q2 2015 - Cord-cutting leaves its mark on pay TV

September 30, 2015  | Subscribers Only

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The loss of nearly 65,000 total video subscribers is a blow to Canadian pay TV. Not only was Q2 2015 the weakest in recent history in terms of IPTV net additions, but it represented the single greatest quarterly loss for pay TV as a whole.

In this report:

  • Key developments Q1 2015
  • Cord-cutting bites in Q2 2015
  • Pay TV losses softened by Bell in Q2 2015
  • Pay TV packages and focus
  • Cable video losses continue at a steady pace
  • Broadband will anchor future pay TV bundles
  • Sadness at satellite continues
  • Q2 2015 signals possible future pain for IPTV

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
  • Non pay TV Households (000s)
  • Pay TV packages and focus
  • Cable quarterly subscriber additions by pipeline (000s)
  • Cable quarterly net basic video subscriber additions
  • Cable homes and RGUs
  • High speed data quarterly growth
  • Satellite TV subscribers (000s)
  • Satellite quarterly net basic video subscriber additions 
  • IPTV video subscribers and growth
  • 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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