Canadian Radio Stats For 2013-1014 Released
June 22, 2015 at 12:37 PM (PT)
The CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CRTC) released statistical and financial information on the 695 commercial radio stations operating in CANADA, and for the radio services operated by the CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION (CBC), for the broadcast year ending AUGUST 31st, 2014.
Revenues have remained relatively stable from the previous year in spite of competition from satellite, online and mobile services. Total revenues for AM and FM stations fell 0.52%, from $1.623 billion in 2013 to $1.614 billion in 2014.
In the past year, commercial stations have increased their expenditures by $19 million, for a total of $1.27 billion. As a result, profits before interest and taxes (PBIT) decreased from $328 to $299 million, resulting in a decline in the PBIT margin, which went from 20.2% to 18.5%.
Despite additional revenue of $1.1 million from the sale of national advertising on its ESPACE MUSIQUE and RADIO 2 stations, total revenues for the 82 radio services operated by CBC decreased by 5.6% to $287.6 million in 2014. This decrease is primarily due to a decline in parliamentary appropriations directed to the public broadcaster's radio services.
AM AND FM RADIO:
•Revenues from the sale of local advertising for AM and FM radio stations decreased by 2.86% from $1.12 billion in 2013 to $1.09 billion in 2014, while national advertising sales increased by 4.4% from $476.3 million to $497.4 million.
•CANADIAN FM radio stations continued to produce most of the total revenue. The addition of 12 new FM radio stations in 2014 brought the number of stations operating in the country to 568.
•Those stations generated revenues of $1.32 billion in 2014, which represents a slight decrease of 0.4% from the $1.33 billion of the previous year.
•Revenues for ENGLISH-language FM radio stations decreased by 1.1%, from $1.05 billion to $1.04 billion.
•Revenues for FRENCH-language FM stations increased by 2.4%, from $253.2 million to $259.2 million.
•Revenues for ethnic FM stations increased by 1.3% for a total of $21.3 million.
•There were 127 AM stations in CANADA in 2014. Total revenues for AM radio stations decreased by 1.3%, from $294.6 million in 2013 to $290.9 million in 2014.
CBS RADIO SERVICES:
•CBC radio services operating under the ESPACE MUSIQUE and RADIO 2 brands generated $1.1 million in national advertising sales.
•Despite that additional source of revenue, total revenues for the 82 radio services operated by CBC decreased by 5.6%, to $287.6 million in 2014. That is predominantly due to a decline in the parliamentary appropriations directed to the public broadcaster's radio services, which went from $295.5 million in 2013 to $277.3 million in 2014.
•The costs incurred by the public broadcaster's 82 radio stations amounted to $274.7 million in 2014, a decrease of 3% from the previous year.