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Satellite TV Providers in Canada: Market Research Report

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Satellite TV Providers in Canada Market Research Report | NAICS 51711bCA | Feb 2016

In orbit: Online video streaming services have created additional competition for satellite providers

IBISWorld’s Satellite TV Providers market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, the Satellite TV Providers industry has faced a turnaround in subscriber numbers, as consumers migrate towards the streaming competitors. Until 2012, the industry continued adding subscribers, albeit at a decreasing rate. In 2012, however, the industry had its first decline in subscriber numbers. The industry is highly concentrated, with two national satellite TV providers, dominating the market. These operators have taken steps to improve their service quality and range of programming by upgrading their satellite networks. Over the five years to 2021, intense competition from established cable providers, as well as emerging internet-protocol television (IPTV) providers and streaming services is expected to limit any significant revenue... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

The Satellite TV Providers industry exhibits a very high level of capital intensity. Using wages as a proxy for labour and depreciation as a proxy for capital, IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on wages in 2016, $3.03 will be spent on capital. There are massive capital costs associated with building, launching and maintaining satellites, contributing to this industry's high level of capital intensity. Direct broadcast satellites cost about $200.0 to $500.0 million (depending on the satellite's complexity) to develop, insure and launch and have a useful life of 10 to 15 years. Other capital investments include home satellite dishes, uplink facilities and other home equipment that may need to be installed... purchase to read more


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What is the Satellite TV Providers Industry?

This industry distributes TV programs on a subscription or fee basis through infrastructure consisting of direct broadcast satellites, ground stations and individual home receivers. This industry also includes multipoint distribution system operators that deliver wireless TV programming using ground stations. These operators typically operate in rural areas and have a negligible effect on industry performance. This industry excludes other satellite telecommunications providers.

Industry Products
Equipment salesPrivate conventional programmingPublic conventional programmingPremium content
Industry Activities
Providing basic satellite TV programmingProviding premium and pay-per-view satellite TV programmingSelling home installation equipmentProviding home installation servicesOperating multipoint distribution systems

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