Cable Tv

HBO And CBS Just Killed Cable TV

Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada Business
Daniel Tencer

CBS and HBO's move to streaming highlights a new reality that's hard for many telecom execs to accept: That the one thing we don't need in television's digital future is cable TV. How the big telecoms react to the coming obsolescence of cable TV will play a large role in shaping the future of Canada's entertainment industry. Let's hope they don't keep us stuck in the channel-flipping past for too long.

Would You Pay More Tax For Your Cable TV?

Barry Kiefl | Posted 07.05.2014 | Canada TV
Barry Kiefl

One of the great ironies in Canadian TV is that a large majority of Canadians think that a high percentage of their monthly cable bill already goes to CBC. In our most recent survey, about 1 in 4 thought that 25 per cent or more went to local stations. In other words, Canadians already think there is a cable tax!

Who's Still Paying For TV?

CP | Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Another new poll suggests so-called cord cutting may be growing in Canada.Nearly a quarter of the respondents in an online survey conducted ...

We're More Hesitant To Pull The Plug Than Many People Think

CP | LuAnn LaSalle, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Watching television on the Internet is cheap and convenient, but so far only a small number of Canadians have cut the cord on traditional v...

Could the Cable T.V. Model Save Online News?

David Martin | Posted 12.27.2013 | Canada Business
David Martin

The newspaper industry has yet to come to terms with the Internet. With decreasing circulation figures and declining ad revenues, daily papers haven't figured out how to turn a profit from their online readership. There have been numerous attempts at getting online users to pay, few of which have worked.

Feds To Force TV Providers To Offer 'Pick And Pay'

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The federal government will unveil plans this week to force cable and satellite TV providers to offer consumers so-called pick-and-pay servic...

What Media Companies Need to Learn About Selling to Millennials

Kyla Zanardi | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada
Kyla Zanardi

Confession: we're bingers. You know what were talking about: wait for a full season of Game of Thrones to come out, block off a 'sick day,' and marathon all 10 episodes online. We've all been there. The way we watch and consume content is quickly evolving -- we're demanding more content, and we want it accessible and on-demand.

Can TV Be an Active Medium?

Mitch Joel | Posted 12.18.2011 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

Television has always been based on two pillars: Destination. From "Must See TV" to your favorite sitcoms on Thursday night, you could a...

Where Have All the TVs Gone?

Will Straw, PhD | Posted 12.11.2011 | Canada
Will Straw, PhD

Like the disappearance of the landline telephone, the withering of cable will be less about long-time subscribers making a bold shift than about successive generations below them simply failing to sign up for a service they see as an unnecessary encumbrance.

Canadians Cutting The Cord From Cable TV

The Globe and Mail | Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada Business

Ms. Diaz Halminen, whose family gets by with a digital antenna, an Apple TV and a Netflix subscription, is among a new breed of gadget-savvy viewers w...