State of the Canadian pay TV market Q4 2015 and Q1 2016

July 07, 2016  | Subscribers Only

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The effects of cord-cutting continue to intensify, Canadian pay TV had its largest video quarterly loss in history, losing 71,300 subscribers, setting up 2016 to be another disappointing year. Cord-cutting and the ongoing problem of cord-nevers caused pay TV penetration to dip to 83% in Q1 2016. IHS expects it to fall further in the coming years, dropping to 75% by 2020 if the CRTC changes don’t have a significant positive impact on uptake.

In this report:

  • Operators - Key developments Q1 2016
  • Operators - Key developments Q1 2016 (continued)
  • Economic overview
  • Pay TV overview
  • Pay TV quarterly statistics
  • Pay TV revenue and ARPU
  • Pay TV Packages and Focus
  • The pay TV market
  • The pay TV market (continued)
  • Cable quarterly results
  • Cable RGUs
  • Satellite quarterly results
  • IPTV quarterly results

List of tables and charts:

  • Operators - Key developments Q1 2016
  • Housing starts by type
  • Entertainment and recreation spending per household per year
  • Canada Real GDP per capita per year
  • Canadian TV household composition - Q1 2016
  • TV Households, pay TV subscribers and penetration
  • Canadian Quarterly video subscriber adds by platform
  • Net video additions by pay TV operator Q1 2016
  • Growth in non-pay TV TV households
  • Pay TV Revenues and Blended ARPUs
  • Total pay TV Video ARPU (Monthly)
  • Pay TV Packages and Focus
  • Pay TV homes and penetration - Annual
  • Pay TV homes and penetration - Quarterly
  • Pay TV revenue and ARPU
  • Cable quarterly net basic video subscriber additions
  • Cable quarterly subscriber additions by pipeline
  • Cable quarterly net broadband subscriber additions
  • Cable homes and RGUs
  • Satellite TV subscribers
  • Video ARPU by pay TV providers - Q4 2015
  • IPTV quarterly net subscriber additions 

Number of Pages: 18

Number of Tables and Charts: 22

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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