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

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Statistical and Financial Summaries

I - Discretionary and On-Demand Services - Total

II - Discretionary Services - Total

III - On-Demand Services - Total

IV - Programming and Production Expenses

Foreword

Introduction

This report presents statistical and financial data compiled from the annual survey provided by Discretionary and On-Demand Services for the broadcast year ended August 31, 2016.

Sections I-III provide a five-year comparative financial analysis of Discretionary and On-Demand Services, by service category and by language.

Section IV provides detailed programming and production expenses of specialty services for the 2015-2016 broadcast year.

"Pursuant to Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2015-86, the terminology used for the pay, pay-per-view, video-on-demand and specialty services publication will be updated. This publication will now be titled “Discretionary and On-Demand Services” in order to reflect the new approach to licensing. The term “Discretionary services” will encompass all currently licensed pay and specialty services while the term “On-demand services” will encompass currently licensed pay-per-view and video-on-demand services."

Note: Affiliation payment information for Discretionary and On-Demand Services may be found in the "Broadcast Distribution Undertakings" summary report.

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 compilation date is not reflected 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.

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