Stakeholder Results

IMPORTANCE OF HAVING ACCESS TO CANADIAN CONTENT

Survey Question How important is it for you to have access to Canadian content in a digital world?
Stakeholder Responses Percentage
Very Important 77.7
Somewhat Important 18.3
Not Very Important 2.6
Not Important at All 1.3

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LOCAL CONTENT IN YOUR COMMUNITY

IMPORTANCE OF HAVING ACCESS TO LOCAL CONTENT IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Survey Question How important is it to you to have access to local content in your community?
Stakeholder Responses Percentage
Very Important 67.9
Somewhat Important 26.2
Not Very Important 4.2
Not Important at All 1.6

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SUFFICIENCY LOCAL CONTENT IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Survey Question Do you believe there is sufficient local content that is relevant to your community?
Stakeholder Responses Percentage
Yes 40.0
No 49.1
Don’t Know/Don’t Have a View 10.9

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TYPES OF LOCAL CONTENT IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Survey Question What type of local content would you like to see more of in your community? Please select the top five.
Stakeholder Responses Percentage
Information about local and regional cultural events 77.5
Local and regional news 56.3
Information about local and regional community events 46.2
Information about local and regional public affairs 45.1
Local and regional audiovisual programming (e.g. local talk shows) 33.7
Information about municipal affairs 32.8
Information about local and regional sporting events 12.2
Other 15.2

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MOST URGENT CHALLENGES FACING YOUR INDUSTRY

Survey Question What are the most urgent challenges facing your industry in the creation, discovery and export of Canadian content in a digital world? Please select up to three items.
Stakeholder Responses Percentage
Creator remuneration 54.4
How public funding is allocated 33.7
Public funding that discourages risk taking

32.5
A small fragmented domestic market 29.4
Making content stand out online 23.0
Foreign competition 22.2
Reaching online audiences 22.0
Difficulty accessing foreign markets 10.1
Dealing with disruptive digital intermediaries 10.0
Lack of skills or skilled workforce 6.8
Other 16.9

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MOST SIGNIFICANT BARRIERS FACING YOUR INDUSTRY

Survey Question What are the most urgent barriers facing your industry in the creation, discovery and export of Canadian content in a digital world? Please select up to three items.
Stakeholder Responses Percentage
Consumer expectations of free/low cost content 51.0
Government policies or programs that have not kept up with change 40.8
Not enough people are aware of Canadian content 33.4
Insufficient risk taking by the industry 28.9
A lack of private sector investment 26.5
Not enough/quality content is produced 24.0
Difficulty accessing foreign markets 11.8
Regulatory measures 9.8
Need to modernize the workforce 7.9
Difficulty attracting and retaining the right skill set 7.3
Digital literacy among Canadians 6.3
Other 12.4

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MOST EFFECTIVE TOOLS FOR THE CREATION AND DISCOVERY OF CANADIAN CONTENT

Survey Question Looking ahead, what do you believe will be the most effective tools for ensuring the creation and discovery of great Canadian content in a digital world?  Please select up to five items.
Stakeholder Responses Percentage
Enhanced public support for creators 58.6
Direct government support to creative industries 56.1
Funding agencies, such as Telefilm Canada and the Canada Council
for the Arts
50.3
Public broadcasting and public content creators, such as CBC/
Radio-Canada and the National Film Board
47.0
Tax credits 45.5
Incentives for private sector investment and partnerships 37.4
Canadian content rules for TV and radio 31.0
Private sector investments 24.2
Legislation, such as the Broadcasting Act 14.5
Foreign ownership restrictions 12.2
Audiovisual co-production treaties with other countries 11.1
Foreign investment policies 4.9
Other 16.8

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MOST EFFECTIVE TOOLS TO SUPPORT THE EXPORT OF CANADIAN CONTENT

Survey Question Looking ahead, what do you believe will be the most effective tools to support the export of Canadian content to the world stage? Please pick the top three.
Stakeholder Responses Percentage
Direct public support to creators or distributors 70.3
Efforts to promote and brand Canada abroad 60.7
Co-production treaties with other countries 38.2
Export development training and tools, e.g. market intelligence 33.1
Support from missions abroad, including trade commissioners 28.6
Other 15.0

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KEY ROLES FOR THE CBC/RADIO-CANADA

Survey Question What are the key roles for CBC/Radio-Canada to play in supporting Canadian content creation, discovery and export in a digital world? Please pick the top five.
Stakeholder Responses Percentage
Being an incubator for Canadian creative talent and training the next generation of content creators 67.1
Making sure all Canadians have access to content across platforms of their choice, particularly digital platforms 60.8
Providing local content 59.4
Reflecting the diversity Canadian culture and communities 58.3
Providing quality news and information programming 51.5
Striking partnerships with other players, to extend content to new audiences at home and abroad 37.4
Providing services to Canada’s indigenous peoples 22.1
Engaging audiences in democratic debate 18.8
Providing services to official language minority communities 12.4
Other 13.1

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