The State of the Canadian Program Rights Market 2014

Produced by Peter Miller, this report provides an update on the state of the Canadian program rights market from previous studies on point. We review recent developments including the growth of over the top television (“OTT”) in Canada and globally, and the increasing scope of multiplatform rights, including the expansion from “catch-up” rights to “in-season stacking”.

The basic conclusion of this study is that, although pressures continue to mount, the Canadian rights market remains sound, and, barring material disruption, should remain so through the medium term, at least.

In order to facilitate understanding of this reference work, you will also find an overview of the study written by CMF’s policy analyst, Rod Butler. It will enable you to quickly appreciate the scope of this study and the many questions it answers.

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