Description

“Traditional channels of video entertainment such as cable and satellite continue to steadily decline, as they struggle to compete with the convenience and cost of on-demand internet-based streaming services. However, as consumers expand the repertoire of video streaming services they subscribe to, cost concerns arise. For operators in the video streaming arena, a combination of quality content and tiered pricing schemes and/or discounts on annual subscriptions will generate broader appeal.”
– Andrew Zmijak, Research Analyst, Consumer Behaviour

Key issues covered in this Report

  • The impact of COVID-19 on the video entertainment industry.
  • How the video entertainment market will fare post-COVID-19.
  • Usage of video entertainment sources, subscription to on-demand video streaming services, reasons for not using an on-demand video streaming service and video entertainment behaviours. Additionally, attitudes towards video entertainment are explored.
  • The challenges the video entertainment market faces, market factors impacting the category, marketing and advertising campaigns, as well as innovations and trends in the market.

Table of Contents

  1. Overview

    • What you need to know
      • Key issues covered in this Report
        • COVID-19: Canadian context
        • Executive Summary

            • Top takeaways
              • Market overview
                • Impact of COVID-19 on video entertainment services
                  • Summary
                    • Figure 1: Short-, medium- and longer-term impact of COVID-19 on video entertainment services, July 2021
                  • Opportunities
                    • Amazon Prime Video brings the competition
                      • More new releases are needed
                        • Quality over quantity
                          • Perceived high cost and lack of use are top deterrents
                            • Rising subscription costs may see some reconsider their services
                              • Reverting to traditional release schedules
                              • The Market – Key Takeaways

                                • The cobbled road to recovery for the Canadian economy
                                  • New Canadians will help drive growth
                                    • Digital platforms will start applying tax to purchases in Canada
                                    • Market Factors

                                      • The cobbled road to recovery for the Canadian economy
                                        • Figure 2: Canadian unemployment rate, April 2020-June 2021
                                      • More time at home has meant more TV time
                                        • New Canadians will help drive growth
                                          • Digital platforms will start applying tax to purchases in Canada
                                          • Key Players – Key Takeaways

                                            • Social and connected viewing features to flourish post-pandemic
                                              • Lost potential due to account sharing
                                                • Price concerns continue
                                                  • Unique shows to captivate new users
                                                    • Supporting LGBTQ2S+
                                                      • Theatre shutdowns are transforming how movies are released
                                                      • Competitive Strategies

                                                        • Social and connected viewing features to flourish post-pandemic
                                                          • Lost potential due to account sharing
                                                            • Price concerns continue
                                                              • Unique shows to captivate new users
                                                                • Figure 3: Netflix informational email, June 2021
                                                                • Figure 4: Starz online ad, June 2021
                                                              • Supporting LGBTQ2S+ content
                                                                • Figure 5: Disney+ Canada Instagram post, June 2021
                                                                • Figure 6: Crave Instagram post, June 2021
                                                            • Market Opportunities

                                                              • Theatre shutdowns are transforming how movies are released
                                                              • The Consumer – Key Takeaways

                                                                • Video streaming and linear TV are head to head
                                                                  • Amazon Prime Video catching up with Netflix
                                                                    • Perceived high cost and lack of use are main deterrents
                                                                      • Binge watching has become commonplace
                                                                        • A third of consumers will reconsider their services if costs rise
                                                                          • Annual subscriptions can drive pricing down
                                                                          • Usage of Video Entertainment Sources

                                                                            • Video streaming and linear TV are head to head
                                                                              • Figure 7: Usage of video sources, 2021
                                                                            • Sports streaming services still struggling to get share
                                                                              • Men are more inclined towards alternative video sources
                                                                                • Figure 8: Usage of video sources (select), by gender, 2021
                                                                              • Older consumers stick to the tried and tested
                                                                                • Figure 9: Usage of video sources, by age, 2021
                                                                                • Figure 10: Select attitudes towards video entertainment (% any agree), by age, 2021
                                                                              • Parents are a key target group for video streaming brands to gain and maintain
                                                                                • Figure 11: Disney+ Instagram post, June 2021
                                                                                • Figure 12: Select attitudes towards video entertainment, by parental status, 2021
                                                                            • On-demand Streaming Services

                                                                              • Amazon Prime Video is catching up with Netflix
                                                                                • Figure 13: Subscriptions to or plans to subscribe to on-demand streaming services, 2021
                                                                                • Figure 14: Amazon Prime Video Instagram post, April 2021
                                                                              • Certain services draw younger consumers more than others
                                                                                • Figure 15: OTT streaming services subscribed to, by age, 2021
                                                                              • Younger consumers are more intent on subscribing to most platforms
                                                                                • Figure 16: OTT streaming services planning on subscribing to, by age, 2021
                                                                              • Foreign content to resonate with newer Canadians
                                                                                • Figure 17: OTT streaming services planning on subscribing to, consumers born in Canada vs not born in Canada, 2021
                                                                            • Reasons for Not Using an OTT Streaming Service

                                                                              • Perceived high cost and lack of use are main deterrents
                                                                                • Figure 18: Reasons for not using an on-demand streaming service, 2021
                                                                              • Older consumers need some convincing
                                                                                • Figure 19: Reasons for not using an on-demand streaming service, by age, 2021
                                                                                • Figure 20: Rogers mobile ad, June 2021
                                                                            • Video Entertainment Behaviours

                                                                              • Binge watching has become commonplace
                                                                                • Figure 21: Video entertainment behaviours, 2021
                                                                              • Canadians are avid binge watchers
                                                                                • Figure 22: Video entertainment behaviours, by age, 2021
                                                                              • Trials, free or otherwise, can have some impact
                                                                                • Rising cost is a concern for some
                                                                                    • Figure 23: Video entertainment behaviours, 2021
                                                                                  • Younger users need more options to subscribe
                                                                                    • Figure 24: Video entertainment behaviours, by age, 2021
                                                                                • Attitudes towards Video Entertainment

                                                                                  • Many would rather not share their accounts
                                                                                    • Figure 25: Technical-related attitudes towards video entertainment, 2021
                                                                                  • Annual subscriptions can drive prices down
                                                                                    • Figure 26: Cost-related attitudes towards video entertainment, 2021
                                                                                  • Over a third would be more excited for traditional release schedules
                                                                                    • Figure 27: Binge watching-related attitudes towards video entertainment, 2021
                                                                                  • Too much content with nothing good to watch
                                                                                      • Figure 28: Content-related attitudes towards video entertainment, 2021
                                                                                      • Figure 29: Netflix informational email, June 2021
                                                                                  • Appendix – Data Sources and Abbreviations

                                                                                    • Data sources
                                                                                      • Consumer survey data
                                                                                        • Mintel Trend Drivers
                                                                                          • Consumer qualitative research
                                                                                            • Abbreviations and terms
                                                                                              • Abbreviations

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