JAN 21, 2021
After a challenging 2020, which saw big shifts in how digital media was consumed and how marketing adapted, we anticipate five developments will have a lasting impact on Canada’s digital economy.
OCT 6, 2020
Our forecast for digital video viewers in Canada highlights greater consumption of the medium during the pandemic.
MAY 11, 2020
French-language programs from Ici RDI (Radio-Canada) was available to all subscribers on Bell TV, Vidéotron and Cogeco. CBC news content is also available online via a streaming service, CBC Gem, the CBC website and mobile app, as well as ici.radio-canada.ca. Streaming Video Gains Even More Steam in Quarantine. Consumers have turned to a blend of TV and digital video for long-form content.
MAR 12, 2020
In 2013, Videotron launched Club illico, an ad-free SVOD service with an audience that exceeded 430,000 by August 2019. In Q3 2019, the GlobalWebIndex survey had Club illico uptake at 14.7% of those polled. Videotron funds content production in the French-language media ecosystem for Club illico, which includes feature films and original programming.
SEP 19, 2019
Subscription streaming services like Netflix and homegrown services from local media companies Bell Media, Rogers Communications and Quebecor’s Videotron are now central for viewers in Canada for movies, TV shows and sports. More than two-thirds (67.2%) of Canada’s population watches digital video, across a range of devices.
MAR 28, 2019
Our ad spending forecast for Canada shows a slim majority of ad dollars funneling to digital, fueled by the duopoly’s massive impact on the local market.
MAR 25, 2020
French-language programs from Ici RDI (Radio-Canada) were available to all subscribers on Bell TV, Vidéotron and Cogeco. CBC news content is also available online via its streaming service CBC Gem, the CBC website and mobile app, as well as ici.radio-canada.ca. Canada’s daily news providers have also announced measures to make content about the outbreak more accessible.
OCT 16, 2020
What has been dubbed the “streaming wars” in many markets—especially in the US—is more like a skirmish in Canada. Despite the influx of US-based services like Disney+ and Apple TV+ in the past year, and the presence of homegrown services like Bell Media’s Crave nationally and Vidéotron’s Club Illico in Quebec, Netflix is still by far the most popular subscription OTT service in Canada.