Buddy needs a new profile pic. Good piece, though.

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…

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