News

2018


News Releases


March 14, 2018: TV ‘cord-cutting’ in Canada bucks the trend, slows in 2017 compared to the previous year


2017


News Releases


August 14, 2017: TV ‘cord-cutting’ in Canada bucks the trend, slows in the first half of 2017 compared to the previous year, according to new research


March 15, 2017: ‘Cord-cutting’ in Canadian traditional TV service market reaches new record level in 2016, according to new research; But publicly traded TV service providers continue to hold their own against video alternatives


Boon Dog in the News


CBC.ca, May 13, 2017: Cable TV cord cutters threaten sports business; Networks, carriers, leagues scrambling to keep up with changing landscape


Broadcast Dialogue, March 23, 2017

http://broadcastdialogue.ca/cap/


Telco Transformation, March 20, 2017: “Record Subscriber Losses for Canadian Pay-TV Providers”


CED Magazine, March 17, 2017: “Research Firm’s Report Says Cord Cutting Reached a New Level in Canada in 2016”


Media in Canada, March 17, 2016: “Cord-cutting hit a record high in 2016: report”


Playback Online, March 17, 2017: “Cord-cutting hit a record high in 2016: report”


Advanced Television, March 16, 2017: “Canada: Cord-cutting at record levels”


CBC.ca, March 16, 2017: “Record 202,000 Canadians cut the cord last year and ditched television service; Still, one industry analyst says Canada's incumbents are holding their ground against new ways to watch video”


Financial Post, March 16, 2017: “Television cord cutting hits record level in 2016 for Canada’s big providers: report”


Cartt.ca, March 15, 2017: “Cable loses fewer customers while IPTV growth flattens”


Digital TV News, March 15, 2017: “Cord-cutting in Canada reaches record level in 2016”


Huffington Post Canada, March 15, 2017: “Canadians Yawn At ‘Skinny Basic,' Set New Cord-Cutting Record”


2016


News Releases


November 7, 2016: Skinny basic TV and other flexible TV package options so far not slowing ‘cord-cutting’ in the Canadian traditional TV service market


Boon Dog in the News


Financial Post, December 30, 2016: “Cord cutting escalates for Canada TV subscribers in first three quarters of 2016”


Broadcast Dialogue, December 8, 2016
http://broadcastdialogue.ca/paz/


CBC.ca, November 13, 2016: “$25 basic TV can't stop customers from cutting their cable in record numbers; One analyst predicts Canada is on pace to lose almost 200,000 TV subscribers this year — an all-time high”


Cartt.ca, November 7, 2016: “Skinny basic isn’t slowing cord-cutting”

Media in Canada, November 7, 2016: “Despite skinny basic, cord cutting on the rise”


Playback Online, November 7, 2016: “Despite skinny basic, cord cutting on the rise”


The Wire Report, November 7, 2016: “Cord-cutting accelerates despite skinny basic: Boon Dog”


CBC.ca, September 28, 2016: “Shomi hadn’t much hope with Netflix already in the living room; It’s tough to compete with Netflix’s original shows that everyone talks about”


Media in Canada, March 18, 2016: “Will consumer pushback spark a ‘skinny’ review? The CRTC has received hundreds of consumer complaints about the new skinny basic packages”


The Globe and Mail, March 18, 2016: “TV broadcasters look for a happy medium to keep sports fans engaged”


CBC.ca, March 3, 2016: “$25 ‘skinny’ TV packages called a ‘ripoff’ as industry ‘stares down’ CRTC; No one is stopping cable companies from adding big fees to a cheap TV package”


CBC, The National (video): “‘Skinny’ cable and pick-and-pay TV available now”


CBC.ca, March 1, 2016: “New $25 basic TV package: A deal many consumers simply won't want; New CRTC mandated TV deals may be pricey once customers crunch the numbers”


Humber News: “Cable Prices Set To Rise”


CBC.ca, February 8, 2016: “Cable TV price hikes could inspire more cord-cutting; Some already dissatisfied TV subscribers are getting hit with a bigger bill”


The Fulcrum, January 28, 2016: “Pulling plugs and cutting cords”


2015


News Releases


November 9, 2015: ‘Cord-cutting’ in the Canadian traditional TV service market continued to accelerate in the first nine months of 2015, according to new research


August 12, 2015: ‘Cord-cutting’ in the Canadian traditional TV service market accelerated significantly in the first half of 2015, according to new research


July 7, 2015: Canadian broadcasters spent $138.7 million in television public benefits in the 2013-2014 broadcast year, according to new research; $420.7 million in television benefits remains to be spent by 2021


March 25, 2015: ‘Cord-cutting’ in Canadian traditional TV service market accelerated in 2014, according to new research; But publicly traded TV service providers are holding their own against video alternatives


Boon Dog in the News


The Hollywood Reporter, December 28, 2015: “Canada’s Great Cable Unbundling: What's Ahead in 2016”


Broadcast Dialogue, Volume 23, Number 26, November 12, 2015
http://www.broadcastdialogue.com/Admin/pdf/weekly/BD%20Nov%2012.pdf?utm_source=T5&utm_campaign=e0b5bebf72-2015_11_12_T511_11_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_271aa2a8af-e0b5bebf72-71490677


Ooyala.com (VideoMind Blog), November 11, 2015: “O, Canada! Cord-cutting losses accelerate through 1st nine months of 2015”


The Huffington Post Canada, November 11, 2015: “Cord-Cutting In Canada 7 Times Faster Than Last Year, But Telcos May Have A Bigger Problem”


CBC.ca, November 9, 2015: “Cord-nevers could be bigger threat to TV than cord-cutters”


Cartt.ca, November 9, 2015: “Canadians opt for IPTV over cable, satellite”


Digital TV News, November 9, 2015: “Cord-cutting continues to accelerate in Canada”


Media in Canada, November 9, 2015: “Cord-cutting up in first nine months of 2015: study”


CBC.ca, October 9, 2015: “Cord-cutting ramps up, while cable providers ready for pick-and-pay TV; The rules are changing next year to allow more choice in cable television packages”


Yahoo! News, September 11, 2015: “TV subscribers cutting chord at accelerating rate, report says”


eMarketer, September 10, 2015: “Cutting the Cord in Canada; Traditional TV is robust, but flat”


Broadcast Dialogue, Volume 23, Number 13, August 13, 2015:

http://www.broadcastdialogue.com/Admin/pdf/weekly/BD%20Aug%2013.pdf?utm_source=T5&utm_campaign=d3f28ddbfd-2015_08_13_T58_12_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_271aa2a8af-d3f28ddbfd-71490677


Cartt.ca, August 12, 2015: “Canadian cord-cutting rate almost doubles, but still just a fraction of the total market”


Digital TV News, August 12, 2015: “Cord-cutting in Canada accelerates significantly in 1H 2015”


Media in Canada, August 12, 2015: “Cord-cutting accelerates in first half of 2015: report”


Playback, August 12, 2015: “Cord-cutting accelerates in first half of 2015: report”


Telecompaper, August 12, 2015: “Canadian cord-cutting accelerates, only 1% of the market”


The Huffington Post Canada, August 12, 2015: “Canadian cord-cutting 6 times faster this year than last”


Broadcast Dialogue, July 9, 2015:

http://www.broadcastdialogue.com/Admin/pdf/weekly/BD%20July%209.pdf?utm_source=T5&utm_campaign=7c2d3c01de-2015_07_09_T57_9_2015&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_271aa2a8af-7c2d3c01de-71490677


Cartt.ca, July 7, 2015: “$138.7 million down, $420.7 million in television benefits to go”


Cartt.ca, March 25, 2015: “Canadian cord-cutting accelerated in 2014, but carriers are holding off OTT so far”


Media in Canada, March 25, 2015: “Canadian cord-cutting rose sharply in 2014: Report”


Playback, March 25, 2015: “Canadian cord-cutting rose sharply in 2014: Report”


Telecompaper, March 25, 2015: “Canadian TV market sheds 65,000 subscribers in 2014”


The Hollywood Reporter, March 25, 2015: “Canadian TV Cord-Cutting Accelerates, Says Analyst”


Broadcast Dialogue, March 26, 2015: http://www.broadcastdialogue.com/Admin/pdf/weekly/BD%20March%2026.pdf


2014


News Releases


April 30, 2014: Canadian broadcasters spent $108.8 million in television public benefits in the 2012-2013 broadcast year, according to new research; Television benefits spending declined 39% year-over-year


2013


News Releases


November 12, 2013: Record IPTV subscriber growth, led by Bell Fibe TV, curbs ‘cord-cutting’ in Canadian traditional TV service market in Q3 2013, according to new research; Publicly traded TV service providers see combined increase in subscribers in Q3 2013 but growth is a third of that attained in previous year


August 13, 2013: ‘Cord-cutting’ in Canadian traditional TV service market accelerates in Q2 2013, according to new research: Publicly traded TV service providers see combined decline in subscribers in each of last three quarters


June 6, 2013: Evidence of ‘cord-cutting’ in Canadian traditional TV service market emerges, according to new research; Publicly traded TV service providers see combined decline in subscribers in last two quarters


April 29, 2013: Canadian broadcasters spent a record $177 million in television public benefits in the 2011-2012 broadcast year; Television benefits spending more than triple that of previous year


Boon Dog in the News


CTVNews.ca, September 26, 2013: “Canadians changing how they watch TV: CRTC report” (see also Canada am video clip on right side of CTV web page)


Canadian Business, September 17, 2013: “Cable TV subscribers in historic decline; Industry hit, but prognosis positive”


CBC Radio One, Business Update, August 15, 2013 (mp3 clip, length: 3:55 minutes)









Broadcast Dialogue, August 15, 2013


Media in Canada, August 14, 2013: “Cord-cutting in Canada continues, gathers pace”


Playback, August 14, 2013: “Cord-cutting in Canada continues, gathers pace”


Telecompaper, August 14, 2013: “Traditional TV service ‘cord-cutting’ accelerates in Canada”


The Hollywood Reporter, August 14, 2013: “Canadian Cord-Cutting in Lockstep With U.S. (Report); Cable, satellite and phone companies have seen a decline in subscribers for the past three quarters”


The Huffington Post Canada, August 14, 2013: “Cable Cord-Cutting: These Companies Are Bleeding TV Subscribers”


Broadcaster Magazine, August 13, 2013: “‘Cord Cutting’ in Canada Increases—Research Study”


Cartt.ca, August 13, 2013: “TELEVISION: Cord-cutting on the rise in Canada”


FierceIPTV, August 13, 2013: “Cord cutters impact Canadian pay TV numbers as MVPDs lose 20,000 customers in Q2”


Cantech Letter, July 11, 2013: “Why cord-cutting won’t be killing cable anytime soon”


IP&TV News, July 3, 2013: “Canadians cut the cord in Q1”


FierceIPTV, June 11, 2013: “Cord cutting has impact in Canada, but IPTV market share grows to 12 percent”


Cartt.ca, June 6, 2013: “Cord cutting in Canada is real, says new research”


The Wire Report, June 6, 2013: “First signs of cord cutting are here, Boon Dog says”


Media in Canada, June 7, 2013: “Report: Canadians start cutting the cord for digital streaming”


Playback, June 7, 2013: “Report: Canadians start cutting the cord for digital streaming”


The Hollywood Reporter, June 7, 2013: “Report: Netflix Canada Has Local Carriers Losing the Cord-Cutting War; Two successive quarters of combined subscriber losses by domestic cable and satellite TV carriers point to Canadians increasingly going online for video content”



2012


News Releases


July 10, 2012: Canadian broadcasters spent $51 million in television public benefits in the 2010-2011 broadcast year; Second installment of annual research study tracks English-language television benefits spending


April 30, 2012: Digital TV subscription households in Canada top 10 million at year-end 2011, according to new research; IPTV providers quickly gaining market share


Boon Dog in the News


Mediacaster Magazine, July 16, 2012: “Canadian Broadcasters Owe $500M in Public Benefits”


C21 Media, July 12, 2012: “Money moving more freely in Canada”


Cartt.ca, July 10, 2012: “Report outlines details of tens of millions worth of benefits cash flowing through the system”


Media in Canada, July 10, 2012: “Broadcasters’ public benefit spending steady: report”


Playback, July 10, 2012: “Broadcasters’ public benefit spending steady: report”


The Hollywood Reporter, July 10, 2012: “Canadian TV Industry Consolidation Unleashes a Wall of Money”


On Screen Manitoba, July 10, 2012: “Canadian Broadcasters Spent $51 Million in Television Benefits in the 2010-2011 Broadcast Year”


The Wire Report, May 15, 2012: “Colba.Net hopes to become national IPTV player with regional licences”


Media in Canada, May 2, 2012: “TV subscriptions grow despite increasing popularity of Netflix”


Playback Online, May 2, 2012: “TV subscriptions grow despite increasing popularity of Netflix”


Rapid TV News, May 2, 2012: “Canadian digital subs top 10M”


Digital Production Middle East, May 1, 2012: “Canada Digital TV subscriptions top 10 million”


Here’s How? May 1, 2012: “Digital TV Subscriptions in Canada Top 10M in 2011”


Market News, May 1, 2012: “Digital TV Subscriptions in Canada Top 10M in 2011”


Media in Toronto, May 1, 2012: “IPTV Gaining Market Share as DTV Tops 10 Million Canadian Subs”


Telecom Paper, May 1, 2012: “Canada ends 2011 with over 10 mln digital TV subs”


Throng.ca (Canada’s TV watching community), May 1, 2012: “Digital TV subscriptions in Canada top ten million”


Cartt.ca, April 30, 2012: “Spurred by IPTV, digital TV subscriptions top 10M, says new report”


Digital TV News, April 30, 2012: “Digital TV subscription households in Canada top 10 million at year-end 2011”


Mediacaster Magazine, April 30, 2012: “IPTV Gaining Market Share as DTV Tops 10 Million Canadian Subs”


The Wire Report, April 30, 2012: “Digital TV subs rise 10% in 2011; IPTV to double share of market by 2017: Report”



2011


News Releases


November 14, 2011: Canadian broadcasters owe $618 million in public benefits by 2017; New research study tracks English-language television benefits spending on an annual basis


Boon Dog in the News


C21Media.net, November 18, 2011: "Canadian nets 'spending slowly'" (link no longer active)


Media in Canada, November 16, 2011: “Report: broadcasters to invest $618 million in indie TV shows by 2017”


Playback, November 15, 2011: “Report: broadcasters set to invest $618 million in indie TV shows by 2017”


Cartt.ca, November 14, 2011: “Canadian broadcasters owe $618 million in public benefits in next six years: study”


The Wire Report, November 14, 2011: “$618M in tangible benefits still to come by 2017: Report”



2010


News Releases


December 16, 2010: No signs of ‘cord-cutting’ in Canadian TV subscription market, according to new research; TV service providers continue to add subscribers, especially to their digital offerings


Boon Dog in the News


Market News, December 20, 2010: “Canadians Still Subscribing to Cable, Satellite TV”


Playback, December 17, 2010: “Report: no Canadian TV cord-cutting”


Media in Canada, December 17, 2010: “Canadians still watching TV on TVs”


The Wire Report, December 16, 2010: “TV subscription market not affected by cord-cutting”


Cartt.ca, December 16, 2010: “No signs of cord-cutting in Canada, says new research”