That was Tom Pentefountas’ statement to gathered industry members at the Future of TV conference, as he talked simsub and set-top box data.
IPTV subscribers jumped 29%, while satellite and cable subs dipped, for the year ended Aug. 31, 2014.
Local TV stations lost 5% in local advertising and nearly 8% in national advertising last year, according to a new report from the regulator.
By 2017-18, the CRTC plans to be monitoring the pricing of unbunded cable TV packages being, and if the industry is offering a “small, affordable” skinny basic package.
The media giant said more cable TV and phone subscribers headed to the exits due to the CRTC’s new contract cancellation notification policy.
Let’s talk telco? The regulator has announced a new multi-year plan that will look into the services Canadians require to participate in the digital economy.
The final decision from Let’s Talk TV is a draft code that would require TV services to provide customers with easy-to-understand agreements, among other stipulations.
The Federal Court of Appeal in a March 23 decision said “Bell has not established that it will suffer irreparable harm” if the mobile TV service is banned until the case is heard.