The CRTC’s Latest Overview of Broadcasting in Canada

Every year, the CRTC release a report on the health of the Canadian broadcasting industry. Here are some highlights that should save you from diving into the whole report.

  • In 2013, the average Canadian listen to 19.3 hours of radio every week, down just slightly (from 19.6) in 2012.
  • Not much change when it came to adoption of satellite radio. About 17% of English Canadians have a subscription while the number for French speakers is 7%.
  • No change in the amount of streaming Canadians do of AM and FM stations. About 20% of us listened that way.
  • About 18% of us are using streaming music services now.
  • 50% of us say that YouTube is our favourite source for online music.
  • There are 1,174 radio stations in Canada, up from 1,156 in 2012.
  • Canadian radio stations invested $52 million into the creation of Canadian content.
  • Revenues by FM stations were up 1% over last year. Revenues for AM stations dropped by 1.9%.

(Via FYI Music News)

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