Les chaînes spécialisées tiennent bon https://t.co/T7MOJHaMNj
– La Presse Arts (@LP_Arts) August 21, 2023
As you know, the challenges in television have been great for several years now. And the more things progress, the more the giants of the field are ready to do anything to put obstacles in the opposition’s way.
With the rise of alternative options (Netflix and company, social networks for information in some respects, streaming, etc.), it’s hard to have the same expectations as before, when TV was on top of the world.
And now it’s a case of the wheel turning: the more people abandon TV, the less of a priority it becomes.
So it’s a big challenge for everyone in the business. Finding the right formula to keep viewers tuning in is therefore more important than ever for the bosses.
According to La Presse journalist Marc-André Lemieux, specialty channels are holding their own… despite having been “announced dead” for years now.
- Second place: RDS with 1,712,000 subscribers
- Fourth place: TVA Sports with 1,324,000 subscribers
That said, just because subscriptions are good doesn’t necessarily mean market share. There are undoubtedly channels to which you subscribe but don’t watch very often, aren’t there?
That’s what I thought.
But what about TVA Sports? It’s down 27% for the same age group.
When you consider that the Quebecor station’s overall market share is up in the second quarter of 2023 compared to 2022, you realize that TV is indeed an aging medium.
After all, the decline we’re writing about this morning is in the 25 to 54 age group… and they’re not tipping the scales overall.
But even so, revenues are down (and losses are up) → https://t.co/z3LtYrjRFw
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) August 4, 2023
TVA Sports, at which there are changes this fall, is down compared to RDS since the offering at Bell isn’t based solely on the Habs, a rebuilding club that isn’t always perfect on the ice.
But at TVA Sports, it’s mainly the CH (and its many defeats) that makes people tune in a little less.
All this adds importance to the NHL’s contract for national broadcasting rights. The contract expires in three years’ time, and we wonder whether RDS will take over.
– CF Montreal win yesterday.
Toronto 2 FC Montréal 3 | A successful comeback, but… https://t. co/6W2gmrTub2
– La Presse Sports (@LaPresse_Sports) August 21, 2023
– Should the Cubs keep him?
The Cubs pitcher may become a free agent this winter. https://t.co/zeM6ggOSwO
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) August 21, 2023
– Big questions in New York.
– Arthur Staple (@StapeAthletic) August 21, 2023
– Where will they sign?
Notable players who still don’t have a contract:
– Patrick Kane
– Josh Bailey
– Jake Gardiner
– Jesse Puljujarvi
– Max Comtois
– Phil Kessel
– Tomas Tatar
– Zach Parise
– Nick Ritchie
– Tyler Motte
– Danton Heinen
How many of these guys are getting NHL jobs? pic.twitter.com/Up4uifxyNe
– Big Head Hockey (@BigHeadHcky) August 21, 2023