The real issues, however, are not about the sheer size of the Big Four, but their market power. Between them, Bell, Shaw, Rogers and QMI control:
- 86 per cent of cable and satellite distribution
- 70 per cent of wireless revenues
- 63 per cent of the wired telephone market
- 49 per cent of Internet Service Provider revenues
- 42 per cent of radio
- 40 per cent of the television universe
- 19 per cent of the newspaper and magazine markets
- 60 per cent of total revenues from all of the above media sectors combined.
That, by any standard measure of concentration, constitutes a highly concentrated market.
We’ll be dyscussing this during the live recording of #dys139, most likely…