Broadcasting Distribution - Cable, Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) and Direct-to-Home (DTH) - Statistical and Financial Summaries 2012-2016

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Definitions

I - Cable, IPTV And DTH - Basic And Non Basic Services

II - Cable & IPTV

  1. Basic and Non Basic Services
  2. Exempt Programming

III - 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 2016. Section I presents statistical and financial data for basic and non basic services by type (cable, IPTV and Direct-to-Home (DTH)) and combined on a national level. Section II presents combined statistical and financial data for cable and IPTV service providers on a regional or provincial level. Section III provides financial data of the contributions made by BDUs for the creation and production of Canadian programming.

"Set-top Box - Rental" and "Set-top Box - Net Sales" are reported separately starting with the 2013-2014 Broadcast Year.

The CRTC no longer issues Multipoint Distribution Systems (MDS) broadcasting licences, as set out in Broadcasting Information Bulletin CRTC 2011-479. MDS results are included with DTH for 2012 and 2013.

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 2016 were required to be filed with the Commission by 30 November 2016. Data received subsequent to the complilation date is not reflected in this publication. There are 2 entities (Novus Entertainment Inc. and Câble-Axion Digitel inc.) that failed to provide their annual return and are therefore not included in this publication. The data reported for previous 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 services

Basic service is the service distributed by a broadcasting distribution undertaking as a package consisting of programming services whose distribution is required by the Commission.

Non-Basic services

Non basic service is the service distributed by a broadcasting distribution undertaking consisting of programming services whose distribution is not required by the Commission.

Exempt programming services

Revenues derived from classified advertising, teleshopping/general services and infomercials.

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