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  • Articles and reports: 75-006-X201300111768

    In recent years, older Canadians have increased their Internet usage and are closing the gap with younger Canadians. However, older Canadians do not use the Internet as much for their consumption of cultural products, for example listening to music and watching videos. This study examines the extent to which seniors 65 and over are using the Internet as a source of cultural content, particularly music.

    Release date: 2013-01-30

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20060019108

    Just as the cable industry was poised to realize the full extent of investments made in its networks by offering local telephony in a number of Canadian markets, it seems to have put an end to the erosion of its traditional customer base. This may be a sign that the industry is reaping the benefits of a customer loyalty strategy founded on product and technological innovation.

    Release date: 2006-02-27

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20060019107

    Some technological innovations are more apparent than others; the introduction of digital satellite television and wireless cable was one of the most obvious.

    Release date: 2006-02-27

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20040037431

    This article describes the continued resiliency of the radio industry, which has survived television as well as personal stereos such as the Sony Walkman and MP3 players.

    Release date: 2004-10-29

  • Articles and reports: 87-004-X20020046979

    This article examines how people spend their leisure time and compares participation rates for various leisure activities internationally. The article looks at leisure activities such as reading, television viewing, radio listening, attendance at cultural activities, using the Internet and playing computer games. Income level, education, age, labour force activity and household type are taken into consideration when making international comparisons of how people spend their free time.

    Release date: 2004-07-08

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20040016795

    From the early 1950s to the mid-1990s, cable companies were the only businesses offering multi-channel video services, and these services represented much of their revenues. The penetration of cable services grew steadily over the period and peaked in the early 1990s. The introduction of competition from wireless operators has given new life to the industry and its clientele has expanded by more than 20% from 1997 to 2002. Wireless operator companies, which had virtually no customers in 1997, have captured a substantial share of the multi-channel video market. Cable operators have diversified and now play a major role in the Internet access market. Digital technology is gradually displacing analogue technologies.

    Release date: 2004-03-05

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20030036657

    Radio, the oldest electronic medium, is steadily generating profits. Revenues rose 2.7%, reaching over $1.1 billion. The performance of FM stations in recent years is at the root of the sustained level of profits for the radio industry.

    Release date: 2003-10-20

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20030036658

    The expansion of the Canadian television broadcasting industry continued in 2002 with the launch of 47 digital channels. This explosion happened at a time when growth in the advertising market was sluggish, leaving broadcasters fighting for available advertising dollars and struggling to maintain profit margins.

    Release date: 2003-10-20

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20020036382

    The increased penetration of direct-to-home satellite services and digital cable has had a profound impact on revenues, profits and employment in the Canadian television industry. Speciality television services reported revenues of $1.2 billion in 2001; a striking increase of almost 14% from 2000.

    Release date: 2002-11-01

  • Articles and reports: 88-003-X20020036377

    After several difficult years, radio is making a comeback. Total revenues in the radio industry reached over $1 billion. This increase is partly explained by the launch of new stations, but mainly due to FM broadcasting, with 71% of the industry revenues coming from the FM sector.

    Release date: 2002-11-01

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