Low ratings: Operators will restructure to compete with cable TV and new media

The Television Broadcasting industry has struggled to attract viewers and generate advertising revenue over the five years to 2018. Historically, television commanded a central role in the country's media sector and represented a main avenue for advertisers. However, the explosion of digital media and the increasing use of mobile devices have eroded the television medium. Television broadcasters will respond to a shifting media environment over the next five years by restructuring their business models to better integrate programming with digital platforms. Regulators will encourage flexibility to mitigate the continued transition to competing media and online services...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Television broadcasters will restructure their business models to better integrate programming with digital platforms
  • Challenges of a shifting media environment have forced broadcasters to restructure their operations
  • Viewers will adopt mobile devices and streaming services at greater rates
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The TV Broadcasting industry in Canada exhibits moderate capital intensity. In 2018, broadcasters are expected to spend $0.20 on capital for every dollar dedicated to wages, a slight increase from $0.18 in 2013. Depreciation costs vary significantly between public television operators and private conventional operators and are often contingent upon the size of the company. According to data from Statistics Canada, private conventional television broadcast operators have much lower depreciation costs than their public counterparts.Since 2013, capital costs have remained high as the industry incorporates next-generation broadcasting capabilities and transitions to digital. For...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the TV Broadcasting Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the TV Broadcasting Industry are

  • Ability to alter goods and services produced in favour of market conditions
  • Having a clear market position
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Total advertising expenditure and Demand from cable networks and program distribution in the TV Broadcasting industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the TV Broadcasting Industry?

    This industry operates studios and facilities that program and deliver audiovisual content to the public via over-the-air transmission. This industry excludes cable and satellite TV and operators that solely provide content online.

    Industry Products
  • Sales of local air time
  • Sales of national air time
  • Grant funding
  • Production and other
  • Industry Activities
  • Compiling audiovisual content to form a cohesive program
  • Digitally transmitting television programming
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Total advertising expenditure
  • Demand from cable networks and program distribution
  • Number of fixed broadband connections
  • Corporate profit
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Decline in television advertising
  • Wavering federal support
  • Rising external competition
  • Profitability and consolidation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Increasing flexibility and choice
  • Opportunities and challenges
  • Table: TV Broadcasting Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - TV Broadcasting Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Advertising Agencies in Canada
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Movie & Video Distribution in Canada
  • Movie, TV & Video Production in Canada
  • Video Postproduction Services in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Sales of national air time
  • Grant funding
  • Sales of local air time
  • Production and other
  • Chart: TV Broadcasting Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Viewers aged 65 and older
  • Viewers aged 50 to 64
  • Viewers aged 34 to 49
  • Viewers aged 18 to 34
  • Viewers aged 2 to 11
  • Viewers aged 12 to 17
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the TV Broadcasting Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesDepreciationOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs TV Broadcasting

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the TV Broadcasting Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    CBC, Bell Canada, Rogers Media Inc., Corus Entertainment Inc.,
  • Table: CBC - financial performance
  • Table: Bell Canada - financial performance
  • Table: Rogers Media Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Corus Entertainment Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the TV Broadcasting Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the TV Broadcasting Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Advertising expenditure (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A measure of frequency (in hertz). TV broadcasters own a certain range of frequencies through which they transmit television programming.
  • Crtc
  • Short-hand for Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission.
  • High-Definition Tv (Hdtv)
  • A digital TV broadcasting system with higher resolution than traditional TV systems.
  • Media Fragmentation
  • Whereby media consumption occurs through a growing number of platforms, channels and devices.
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