Viceland (formerly The Biography Channel)

Individual Discretionary and On-Demand Services - Statistical and Financial Summaries 2012-2016

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Undertaking # Service Name Licensee Licensee Ultimate Owner Type Year
305424012 Viceland (formerly The Biography Channel) 9742638 Canada Inc. Rogers Communications Inc.                                  Specialty (category A service) 2016
Revenue ($)
2012 2013 Var % 2014 Var % 2015 Var % 2016 Var % CAGR (%)
Residential/bulk/smatv subscriber revenue 3,723,170 3,919,228 5.27 3,651,938 -6.82 3,546,854 -2.88 3,279,397 -7.54 -3.1
DTH subscriber revenue 3,450,776 3,114,199 -9.75 2,889,882 -7.20 2,209,754 -23.53 1,395,713 -36.84 -20.3
Local advertising revenue 0 0 n/a 0 n/a 0 n/a 0 n/a n/a
National advertising revenue 972,522 1,144,620 17.70 813,417 -28.94 603,757 -25.78 786,766 30.31 -5.2
Other revenue 0 0 n/a 1 n/a 0 -100.00 0 n/a n/a
Total Revenue 8,146,468 8,178,047 0.39 7,355,238 -10.06 6,360,365 -13.53 5,461,876 -14.13 -9.5
Expenses ($)
2012 2013 Var % 2014 Var % 2015 Var % 2016 Var % CAGR (%)
Programming and Production 4,172,314 4,437,926 6.37 4,100,427 -7.60 4,823,960 17.65 4,023,290 -16.60 -0.9
Technical 549,663 605,242 10.11 599,930 -0.88 585,241 -2.45 885,679 51.34 12.7
Sales and Promotion 64,328 94,232 46.49 57,922 -38.53 59,678 3.03 684,704 >999± 80.6
Administration and General 721,703 785,150 8.79 535,995 -31.73 650,324 21.33 2,353,420 261.88 34.4
Total Expenses 5,508,008 5,922,550 7.53 5,294,274 -10.61 6,119,203 15.58 7,947,093 29.87 9.6
Performance ($)
2012 2013 Var % 2014 Var % 2015 Var % 2016 Var % CAGR (%)
Operating Income 2,638,460 2,255,497 - 2,060,964 - 241,162 - -2,485,217 - -
Depreciation 3,392 3,861 13.83 4,490 16.29 4,224 -5.92 4,324 2.37 6.3
P.B.I.T. 2,635,068 2,251,636 - 2,056,474 - 236,938 - -2,489,541 - -
Interest Expense 712 272 -61.80 516 89.71 0 -100.00 0 n/a -
Adjustments - Gain (Loss) 0 0 n/a 0 n/a 0 n/a 0 n/a -
Pre-tax Profit 2,634,356 2,251,364 - 2,055,958 - 236,938 - -2,489,541 - -
Canadian Programming Expenses ($)
2012 2013 Var % 2014 Var % 2015 Var % 2016 Var % CAGR (%)
Acquisition of rights 1,576,932 1,878,489 19.12 2,322,976 23.66 4,057,383 74.66 2,506,602 -38.22 12.3
Script & concept 0 0 n/a 0 n/a 0 n/a 0 n/a n/a
Filler Programming + Program Production 1,306,829 1,441,341 10.29 1,040,907 -27.78 0 -100.00 0 n/a -100.0
Investment in Programming 0 0 n/a 0 n/a 0 n/a 0 n/a n/a
Total Canadian Programming 2,883,761 3,319,830 15.12 3,363,883 1.33 4,057,383 20.62 2,506,602 -38.22 -3.4
Canadian Programming/Revenue (%) 35.40 40.59 - 45.73 - 63.79 - 45.89 - -
Staff
2012 2013 Var % 2014 Var % 2015 Var % 2016 Var % CAGR (%)
Total Remuneration ($) 1,275,952 1,177,754 -7.70 868,895 -26.22 483,127 -44.40 878,834 81.91 -8.9
Total Staff Count 17 16 -5.88 13 -18.75 8.76 -32.62 9.31 6.28 -
Average Remuneration ($) 75,056 73,610 -1.93 66,838 -9.20 55,151 -17.48 94,397 71.16 5.9
Subscribers
2012 2013 Var % 2014 Var % 2015 Var % 2016 Var % CAGR (%)
2,247,080 2,140,000 -4.77 1,986,000 -7.20 1,632,000 -17.82 1,509,000 -7.54 -9.5
Profitability (%)
2012 2013 Var % 2014 Var % 2015 Var % 2016 Var % CAGR (%)
Operating Margin 32.4 27.6 - 28.0 - 3.8 - -45.5 - -
P.B.I.T. Margin 32.3 27.5 - 28.0 - 3.7 - -45.6 - -
Pre-tax Margin 32.3 27.5 - 28.0 - 3.7 - -45.6 - -

CAGR = Compound Annual Growth Rate

DTH = Direct-to-Home

SMATV = Satellite Master Atenna Television

P.B.I.T. = Profit Before Interest and Tax

Var = Variation

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