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This benchmark examines operators' pay-TV service packaging, retail pricing, and the cost to consumers of accessing pay-TV services in Canada and the US.


  • We examine listed prices effective as of January 2017. Promotional discounts are excluded. Service components and pricing data will be updated periodically in future iterations.

Features and Benefits

  • Compares the pay-TV channel offerings, value-added features, and pricing of eight market-leading service providers in North America..
  • Assesses both retail pricing levels and affordability of pay-TV packages in Canada and the US.

Key questions answered

  • What channels, features, and pricing options are available from the top SPs at the basic, intermediate, and top service levels in each country?
  • How affordable is pay TV in relation to local income levels?
  • Given the prominent marketing of multiservice bundles, what are the real adoption costs of pay TV?
  • What are the key trends in pay-TV service packaging?
  • What should service providers be doing to evolve their pay-TV services?

Table of contents


  • Introduction
  • Download 1: Pay-TV Pricing Benchmark: North America, 1Q17

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