TSN is Canada’s most profitable Specialty Station
The Canadian Specialty Television Industry is perhaps this country’s most profitable industry. Cultural tariff barriers placed on the industry by the Federal government allowed the industry to record revenues and record profits in 2010.
Last, the Specialty television industry had profits of $877 million on $3.46 billion in revenues. The specialty station with the largest profits was Bell Media’s TSN which earned profits of $53 million on revenues of $267.6 million.
The second most profitable station was Rogers Sportsnet which earned $46.8 million on $217 million in revenues.
The numbers are from the Statistical and Financial Summaries of Pay TV and Specialty services released by the CRTC earlier this month. Digital Home used those numbers to rank Canada’s 51 English language specialty and pay television channels.
On the next two pages, Digital Home has ranked Canada’s English language specialty and pay movie channels by profits and revenues.