Cable, Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), Multipoint Distribution Systems (MDS) and Direct-to-Home (DTH) 2011-2015

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Table of Contents

I - Cable, IPTV and MDS/DTH Basic and Non Basic Services

II - Cable & IPTV

  1. Basic and Non Basic Services
  2. Exempt Programming

III - MDS/DTH

IV - Contributions to the Creation & Production of Canadian Programming


Foreword

Introduction

This report presents statistical and financial data compiled from the annual returns of BDUs for the broadcast year ended 31 August 2015.

Section I presents combined basic and non-basic programming services data for cable distribution (cable and IPTV), Direct-to-Home (DTH) and Multipoint Distribution System (MDS) undertakings.

Section II provides data for cable distribution undertakings (cable and IPTV) summarized as: combined basic and non-basic programming services and exempt programming services.

Section III presents statistical and financial data for Direct-to-Home (DTH) and Multipoint Distribution System (MDS) undertakings.

Section IV provides statistical and financial data of the contributions to the creation and production of Canadian programming.

Confidentiality

Due to confidentiality of data, the information is released on a regional basis.

Local Programming Improvement Fund

BDUs were required to contribute a percentage of gross revenue from broadcasting activities to this fund. The fund has been discontinued as of 1 September 2014.

Limitation on data collected

Annual returns for the broadcast year ended 31 August 2015 were required to be filed with the Commission by 30 November 2015. This report does not include financial and statistical data for annual returns not received up to the date of publication. The statistical and financial information reported for prior years has been updated to reflect any additional or adjusted information received by the Commission subsequent to the date of prior years' publications.


Definitions

Basic & Non-Basic services

Basic programming service packages provided by distributors. Non-basic revenues include discretionary programming service packages provided by distributors (programming services not on the basic service).

Exempt programming services

Revenue derived from classified advertising, teleshopping and general services, and infomercials.

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