State of the Canadian pay TV market Q3 2015 Improvements at IPTV soften the blow for pay TV

January 20, 2016  | Subscribers Only

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The economy isn’t the only problem for pay TV operators; more broadband-only video options exist in Q3 than at any other time in Canadian pay TV history. At the same time, operators have been struggling with how to improve their businesses (cable and satellite), and how to maintain growth trajectory (IPTV).

In this report:

  • Key developments Q3 2015
  • IPTV sees success in Q3 2015
  • Pay TV losses improve in Q3 2015
  • Pay TV operators
  • Pay TV packages and focus
  • Cable continues to suffer from deepening losses
  • Cable homes continue their decline in Q3 2015     
  • Bell losses drag satellite down in Q3 2015    
  • Q3 2015 sees surge in video connections for IPTV

List of tables and charts:

  • TV Households, Pay TV Subscribers and Penetration
  • Canadian TV household composition - Q3 2015
  • Quarterly video subscriber adds by platform (000s)
  • Canada pay TV growth
  • Growth in non-pay TV households
  • 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: 14

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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