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Digital Distribution Report: The Performance of Documentaries on Digital Services in Canada  cover image The Digital Distribution Reportpdf icon was undertaken by the Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC) to provide an environmental scan of Canada’s digital distribution services and how Canadian documentaries are performing on those platforms. The report provides statistics on how Canadian documentaries perform on several broadcaster web portals, iTunes, and on National Film Board’s (NFB) online platforms. The study points out that the creation of benchmarks and indices for the performance of documentaries on digital platforms is a key first step if the industry is to exploit this market. November 3, 2011.

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Trends in Multichannel TV and Online Video in the United States cover image  The Trends in Multichannel TV and Online Video in the United Statespdf icon study was undertaken by the CMPA, ACTRA, APFTQ, DGC and WGC to provide expert analysis on trends in Over The Top (OTT) broadcasting services in the United States to support a joint submission to the CRTC’s Broadcasting and Telecom Notice of Consultation 2011-344. The study outlines the combination of new technologies and emerging consumer behaviors that are leading to changes in business models, distribution patterns and consumption patterns for professionally produced video content. In particular the study highlights the impact that online competition from OTTs will have on traditional broadcasters and outlines the near-term threats posed by market disruptors. July 5, 2011.
Trends in TV and Internet Use: The Impact of Internet TV on Canadian Programming cover image  The Trends in TV and Internet Use: The Impact of Internet TV on Canadian Programmingpdf icon study was undertaken by the CMPA, ACTRA, APFTQ, DGC and WGC to provide timely data and analysis on the impact of Over The Top (OTT) broadcasting services on viewing habits among Canadians to support a joint submission to the CRTC’s Broadcasting and Telecom Notice of Consultation 2011-344. The study examines the first available data on Internet TV viewers in Canada and presents an analysis of how OTT services may impact upon traditional broadcast audiences for Canadian programming in the coming years. July 5, 2011.
Foreign Over The Top Services and the Creation, Acquisition and Exhibition of Canadian Content cover image  The Foreign Over The Top Services and the Creation, Acquisition and Exhibition of Canadian Contentpdf icon study was undertaken by the CMPA, ACTRA, APFTQ, DGC and WGC to provide current data and analysis on the impact of Over The Top (OTT) broadcasting services in Canada to support a joint submission to the CRTC’s Broadcasting and Telecom Notice of Consultation 2011-344. The study provides a snapshot of unregulated foreign OTT services in Canada, with a particular focus on Netflix Canada, and argues that in a very short period of time they have become a major disruptive force within the Canadian broadcasting system. July 5, 2011.
A Strategy for the Ontario Digital Animation and Visual Effects Industry cover image  A Strategy for the Ontario Digital Animation and Visual Effects Industry pdf icon was undertaken by the Computer Animation Studios of Ontario (CASO) to provide strategic recommendations to assist the computer animation and visual effects industry in the province. Recommendations include promoting the industry on the basis of quality and developing world class infrastructure. July 4, 2011.
gaminginc: Toronto Gaming Incubator Feasibility Study cover image  gaminginc: Toronto Gaming Incubator Feasibility Study pdf icon was undertaken by the Centre for Arts & Design at George Brown College to survey the current space and resources needs of Toronto’s small and medium game design companies to determine if a collaborative incubator approach is a viable means of addressing the needs of the digital media industry. The study concludes that a Toronto gaming incubator is necessary and feasible. The study recommends a hybrid incubator model as the best means to maximize long-term stability and support. June 29, 2011
Analysis of the Impact of the Ontario Sound Recording Tax Credit cover image  The Analysis of the Impact of the Ontario Sound Recording Tax Credit (OSRTC) pdf icon study was undertaken by the Canadian Independent Music Association to document the contribution the OSRTC makes to the Ontario economy, assess its role in developing Ontario’s independent music industry, and examine ways of potentially improving the credit’s impact. The study shows that the economic impact of the OSRTC reaches well beyond the production and marketing expenditures it supports and identifies possible options for improving the OSRTC. May 13, 2011
eLearning Industry Snapshot 2010 cover image  eLearning Industry Snapshot 2010pdf icon was undertaken by Interactive Ontario to provide a statistical profile of eLearning companies operating in Ontario. eLearning activity includes projects such as curriculum-based learning, casual learning, corporate training as well as medical and military simulations. The study collected data from 130 eLearning firms, and gives information on industry size, the composition of projects and industry strengths and challenges. April 15, 2011.
Getting Real 4: An Economic Profile of the Canadian Documentary Production Industry cover image  Getting Real Volume 4pdf icon was undertaken by the Documentary Organization of Canada to provide an updated profile of the documentary production industry in Canada. This update, the fourth in this series of profiles, shows that documentary production volume and employment have declined since 2007 when the last data was collected. Despite these challenges, new content platforms and technological advances are providing opportunities for documentary production in Canada to grow. April 7, 2011.
The Red Oasis: A Report on Canadian Films in Canadian Schools The Red Oasis cover  The Red Oasis: A Report on Canadian Films in Canadian Schoolspdf icon was undertaken by REEL CANADA in partnership with the Canadian Association of Film Distributors and Exporters (CAFDE) to examine the penetration of Canadian films into Canadian schools. The study finds that although there is an appetite for Canadian films in Canadian schools, barriers exist to their acquisition, and makes a recommendation to address these barriers. March 9, 2011.

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Study of Canadian Feature Film Sales to Canadian TV Broadcasters cover image Canadian Feature Film Sales cover  Study of Canadian Feature Film Sales to Canadian TV Broadcasterspdf icon was undertaken by the Canadian Association of Film Distributors and Exporters (CAFDE) and the Canadian Media Production Association (CMPA) to provide detailed television revenues for theatrically released Canadian feature films from 2000-2009, from both English and French language broadcasters. The study finds that after an initial increase, sales have declined steadily in the latter years of the decade. March 2, 2011
The Working Capital Publishing Stabilization Program Cover image OBPO-Publishing-Stabilization Working Capital Publishing Stabilization Programpdf icon is a strategic plan created by the Organization of Book Publishers of Ontario (OBPO), with the assistance of Craig Riggs of Turner-Riggs Workspace and a publishing industry steering committee, to create a pilot working capital stabilization program for Canadian-owned book publishers. The plan outlines the strategic concept and plan for a program that would assist publishers by allowing them to access a pool of working capital, in order to grow their businesses. October 21, 2010.
Economic Activity Associated with the 2008-2009 Operations of the Toronto International Film Festival Cover image TIFF Final Economic Impact Report

Economic Activity Associated with the 2008-09 Operations of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) pdf icon was prepared by TCI Management Consultants and Cormex Research, for TIFF to look at the economic impact of TIFF’s activities for a full year from August 2008 to August 2009. Impacts associated with the construction of Bell Lightbox, the value of media impressions and volunteer activity are included in this measurement. Funding partners for this study include Ontario Creates and the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture.

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Towards a Framework for Digital Rights CFTPA Digital Rights Study cover Towards a Framework for Digital Rightspdf icon was undertaken by the Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA) who commissioned Duopoly Research to explore the evolving marketplace for the digital rights associated with film and television content in Canada. This study builds a framework that defines a common lexicon of terms around digital rights, describes the dynamic nature of the windows of exhibition for video content, and identifies areas of confusion or misunderstanding in the Canadian production industry with respect to digital rights. Ontario Creates was the primary funder of this study, with additional funding contributions by a number of key production industry funders, including the Association of Provincial Film Funding Agencies, the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, the Canada Media Fund, the National Film Board and the Shaw Rocket Fund.

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Starch Information Sources Study, 1996-2010

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The Information Sources Studypdf icon is the fourth iteration of a study of information sources by the Canadian Business Press, the trade organization for the business-to-business magazine industry in Canada. Starch Research surveyed the purchasing decision-makers in various industries, including manufacturing, automotive and agriculture, to determine the role the business press plays in the communication of business information. As in previous versions of the study, business publications ranked very highly in terms of usefulness, coming in second only to the Internet.

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Directions in New Financing for the Cultural Media Industries Directions in New Financing cover Directions in New Financing for the Cultural Media Industriespdf icon was initiated by Ontario Creates in response to the need identified by Agency stakeholders for improved access to capital as a key challenge for Ontario’s cultural media companies. Improving access to capital will assist companies in remaining competitive on the international stage. This report examines the need for new financing vehicles and examines a number of potential funding mechanisms. It discusses the advantages and disadvantages associated with each of the tools and concludes by indicating which tools could be used to further a series of possible policy objectives.
Ontario Profile 2009 CFTPA Ontario Profile 2009 cover Ontario Profile 2009pdf icon, prepared for the Ontario Producers’ Panel of the Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA) profiles the economic impact and financial climate of the Ontario film, television and cross-platform interactive media production industries. Production activity and financing are examined, as well as the implications of copyright ownership, intellectual property rights exploitation and investment in technology and human capital.
Ontario Library Investment Project: Marketing Canadian Books for Ontario Children Ontario Library Investment Project Cover Ontario Library Investment Project: Marketing Canadian Books for Ontario Childrenpdf icon, undertaken by the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP), examines access to school libraries by Ontario book publishers. Focusing on the Ontario Ministry of Education's Library Investment Project, this study gathered market intelligence on Ontario school boards and their purchasing decision-making, and provides Ontario publishers with recommendations on how to market themselves to school libraries.
Sector Allocation Project Sector Allocation Project cover_en Ontario Creates commissioned the attached research into best practices regarding funding rationales for the allocation of discretionary funds between different sectors. The consultant looked at a variety of other jurisdictions as well as several arts and cultural funding organizations. The study determined that there is no clear rationale for the allocation of public funding, whether in arts and culture or in other sectors.

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Canadian Interactive Industry Profile 2008 CIIP 2008 cover The Canadian Interactive Industry Profile 2008, undertaken by the Canadian Interactive Alliance / l’Alliance interactive canadienne (CIAIC), is the second edition of a landmark study profiling the Canadian Interactive industry. The 2008 profile includes an analysis of the industry in Ontario. The study was funded by Ontario Creates, Telefilm Canada, Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, and Business New Brunswick.

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Publishing Stabilization Program: A Discussion Paper Publishing Stabilization cover Publishing Stabilization Program: A Discussion Paper, undertaken by the Organization of Book Publishers of Ontario (OBPO), examines various arts stabilization program models of interest to the book publishing industry. This report is the conclusion of a six-month study into the feasibility of a publishing stabilization program in Canada.
This study was funded by Ontario Creates and the Department of Canadian Heritage.

            Publishing Stabilization Program: A Discussion Paperpdf icon

Towards A Strategic Plan
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            A letter to our stakeholderspdf icon

A Strategic Study for the Book Publishing Industry In Ontario cover Ontario Creates is pleased to announce the release of an important study on Ontario’s book publishing industry, entitled A Strategic Study for the Book Publishing Industry In Ontario. The study was authored by Castledale Inc., in association with the Nordicity Group Ltd., with funding from Ontario Creates on behalf of its Book Publishing Industry Advisory Committee.

           

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A Strategic Study of the Magazine Industry in Ontario Magazine-Cover Ontario Creates is pleased to announce the release of an important report entitled A Strategic Study of the Magazine Industry in Ontario. The study was authored by TCI Management Consultants, with funding from Ontario Creates on behalf of its Magazine Publishing Industry Advisory Committee.

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A Strategic Study for the Music Industry In Ontario Music-Cover Ontario Creates is pleased to announce the release of an important study, entitled A Strategic Study for the Music Industry In Ontario. The study was authored by Nordicity Group Ltd., in association with Cuto and FRUKT, with funding from Ontario Creates on behalf of its Music Industry Advisory Committee.

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Canada Online! 2007 - The Internet, Media and Emerging Technologies: Uses, Attitudes, Trends and International Comparisons

CIP2007_Cover PNG Canada Online! The Internet, Media and Emerging Technologies: Uses, Attitudes, Trends and International Comparisons 2007pdf icon
Executive Summary - Canada Online 2007pdf icon
Press Release: Canadian Internet Project launches report from second phase of study on Canadian Internet habitspdf icon
Economic Profile of the Ontario Computer Animation and Visual Effects Industry Economic Profile of the Ontario Computer Animation and Visual Effects Industry cover Economic Profile of the Ontario Computer Animation and Visual Effects Industrypdf icon

CASO News Release– Computer Animation Studios of Ontario Association (CASO) unveils results of inaugural industry surveypdf icon
Ontario 2012: Stimulating Growth in Ontario's Digital Game Industry Cover English-Stimulating-Growth-in-Ontario's-Digital-Game-Industry GIF Ontario Creates is pleased to announce the release of a landmark study on Ontario's digital games industry, entitled Ontario 2012: Stimulating Growth in Ontario's Digital Game Industry. The study was conducted by SECOR Consulting Ltd., with funding from Ontario Creates, the Ministry of Economic Development & Trade, the Ministry of Research & Innovation and Interactive Ontario.

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An Overview of the Financial Impact of the Canadian Music Industry
Hyatt-Study GIF An Overview of the Financial Impact of the Canadian Music Industry – an Ontario Creates-supported study commissioned by the Canadian music industrypdf icon

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Getting Real III
getting real cover This report is the third volume in the Documentary Organization of Canada’s Getting Real series of studies of the documentary industry in Canada. The study looks at the current challenges and growth opportunities faced by the documentary production industry. Getting Real III was funded by the National Film Board of Canada, Telefilm, Ontario Creates, Rogers Fund, BC Film and the Canadian Independent Film and Video Fund.

Getting Real: An Economic Profile of the Canadian Documentary Production Industry Volume 3, 2007pdf icon
Economic Contribution of the Canadian Magazine Industry
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This study’s central focus is the net economic impact of the Canadian magazine industry on the Canadian economy. It was commissioned by Magazines Canada, with funding assistance from Ontario Creates.
           

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The Impact of Digitization on the Book Industry Cover jpg - The Impact of Digitization on the Book Industry This report is a general examination of the impact of digitization on all aspects of the Canadian book publishing industry. It describes the new opportunities that are available to Canadian book publishers, and offers recommendations for individual and collective actions that may be taken by publishers, organizations and governments to ensure that independent Canadian-owned firms are able to access them.
            
The Impact of Digitization on the Book Industry
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Canadian Interactive Industry Profile (CIIP) Canadian Interactive Industry Profile 2006 - English JPG The first national survey of the interactive media industry in Canada. The project was carried out by the Canadian Interactive Alliance - L'Alliance Interactive Canadienne (CIAIC), the collective of content producers' trade associations.

The project was funded by Ontario Creates, the Department of Canadian Heritage through Telefilm Canada and Canadian Culture Online, Bell Broadcast & New Media Fund and the Entertainment Software Association.

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Economic Study for the Film, Television, and Digital Media Sector in Ontario cover image

A report carried out by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Nordicity Group Ltd. and FilmOntario for an industry Working Group consisting of co-chairs from FilmOntario, the CFTPA (Canadian Film & Television Production Association) Ontario Producers Panel (OPP), representatives from the Producers Roundtable of Ontario (PRO) and the New Media Business Alliance (NMBA).

The purpose of the report was to assess the economic context of the screen-based industry sector, and develop an integrated set of recommendations that would create a vibrant, growing, and sustainable sector in Ontario.

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Profile of Selected Culture Industries in Ontario, 1996 to 2004 Profile of Selected Culture Industries in Ontario, 1996 to 2004

A report produced by Statistics Canada for Ontario Creates examining the book and magazine publishing, sound recording and film, video and audio-visual industries.

Full copies of the report can be downloaded for free from the StatsCan website at:

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Canadian Books Count . . . A Study of the Ontario School Library and Public Library Acquisition Process

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A study conducted in order to understand the acquisition process and budgets in libraries, to assess the proportion of Canadian-authored titles and to determine the factors influencing book buying decisions. Prepared for the Organization of Book Publishers of Ontario and Ontario Creates February 2006


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Canada Online! Canada Online

A comparative analysis of Internet users and non-users in Canada and the world: Behaviour, attitudes and trends 2004
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Getting Real: An Economic Profile of the Canadian Documentary Production Industry (Volume 2, 2004) v Getting Real: An Economic Profile of the Canadian Documentary Production Industry (Volume 2, 2004)pdf icon
A report prepared for the Documentary Organization of Canada with financial support from Canadian Heritage, CRTC, NFB, Ontario Creates and Telefilm Canada
Economic Impact Study of the Canadian-Owned Publishing Industry

Economic Impact Study of the Canadian-Owned Publishing Industry

A comprehensive analysis of the economic impact of the Canadian-owned publishing industry in Ontario, prepared for Ontario Creates and the Organization of Book Publishers of Ontario by Pollara in March 2004.
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