The Commission has released individual statistical and financial data compiled from an annual survey provided by discretionary and on-demand services for the broadcast year ended August 31, 2016.
It’s a bulky document to wade through, but highlights as follows:
CMT revenue is up 8% over last year, to $21.5M, and profit doubled from $3M to $6M.
AUX posted a 13% decline in revenue, from $1M to $884K.
Former Much digital channels (Loud, Vibe etc.) are missing from the report because they're so small now they're unlicenced and exempt from reporting.
M3 revenue was down 15.5% to $16.2M, and booked a $12.7M pre-tax loss.
MusiquePlus revenue is up 10%, from $14.2M to $15.7M.
Max revenue is up 6%, from $10.2M to $10.8M, but booked a $1.6M loss.
Rogers on Demand posted a 22% decline in revenue, from $47.2M to 36.4M, with a negative 17.4% pre-tax margin.
Shaw on Demand posted an 11.3% decline in revenue, from $62M to 55.5M, generating a negative $657M pre-tax loss.
Bell on Demand and Vu posted an 8.6% increase in revenue to $33.8M, almost doubling its pre-tax profit to $10M.
W Network posted a 2.49% decline in revenue, from $79.8M to $77.8M, spinning off a pre-tax profit of $49.1M.
CBC News Network posted a modest 1.5% decline in revenue, to $86.7M, but posted a pre-tax loss of $1.4M.
CTV News Channel posted a 9.43% increase in revenue, to $29M, earning it a $17M pre-tax profit.
Sportsnet 360 (formerly The Score), posted a 1.9% decline in revenue, to $34M, but turned a $1.8M pre-taxed profit.
Sportsnet (formerly Rogers Sportsnet) posted a 48.3% gain in revenue, to $545M, spinning off $93.6 in pre-tax profit.
Sportsnet PPV posted a 14% decline in revenue, to $17.1M, earning it a $4.8M pre-tax loss.
The full report is available online here.
Disgruntled subscribers and cord-cutters have given the CRTC a license to handcuff operates with a one-two punch. First, the regulator is bringing in a best-practices code they are expected to abide by, and the kicker is the CRTC has also announced it's renewing most TV providers' broadcast licences for a one year term rather than the typical seven so as to keep a fatherly watch over them.