The Cable Networks industry in Canada has performed well over the five years to 2017, although both consumers and the Canadian government have increasingly explored potential alternatives to the cable distribution model. Nonetheless, the industry has responded to online content with its own online and mobile offerings. The industry's expanding lineup of services will likely lead to growth over the five-period. In the absence of any significant changes, cable networks will likely forge ahead by expanding current service offerings and catering to consumer preferences. Given the unlikelihood of any substantial competition from online services, IBISWorld projects industry revenue to continue its steady growth over the five years to 2022.
This industry distributes television programs on a subscription or fee basis through cable systems. Industry operators include specialty TV cable networks and pay-per-view programming. Programming production and satellite broadcasters are excluded from this industry.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.