Radio & Television

Pay-TV spending on movies up 27%

OTTAWA – Canadians spent $134 million on movies from pay television providers in 2004/05, up 27.5% compared to the previous year, says a report today from Statistics Canada.However, don't think all that money went to the two "pay-TV" providers in Canada. For Statscan's purposes, pay television doesn't necessarily mean pay-TV the way those in this industry think of it. Sometimes it means any TV where a subscription fee is paid. However, the release offers no definition. On the conventional TV side, movie revenue dropped 6.7% to $404.4 million in 2004/05. Canadians actually returned to theatres in droves, even leaving behind...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.