The telco has a greenlight from the CRTC to operate a pay-per-view channel across Canada.
The regulator reports that 13 new FM stations were added to the market in the past year.
Accounting for the 2012 London Olympic Games, private sector spend on non-sports Canadian programming was up slightly (1%) year-over-year to $598.9 million.
Industry execs discuss the implications of ending simultaneous substitution, as the CRTC moves to examine the practice as part of Let’s Talk TV.
The CRTC released the results of its “Choicebook” questionnaire Thursday, which gauged Canadians’ reactions to topics such as OTT services, signal substitution and sports.
The regulator’s numbers show specialty, pay, pay-per-view and VOD services have gone up by an average of 7% each year for the past five.