Canadian Digital Media Trends by the Numbers for September 2012
By Andrea Wahbe on Sep 26, 2012 / Categories: CDMN News, Featured, Trends
Here’s a look at some of the key trends and numbers that are impacting Canada’s digital economy for September 2012:
Connectivity for Canadians of any financial status and geographic location:
- 54: per cent of Canadian households with download speeds of at least 5 megabits per second, according to the CRTC.
- End of 2013: when the Gogo in-air Wi-Fi network will be available to Canadians traveling to the U.S. and domestically.
Productivity improvements through the adoption of digital media technologies and the infrastructure to support it:
- $3.5 million: amount that FedDev Ontario is investing in the Canadian Film Centre to help boost productivity in the next three years.
- 61 per cent: projected annual growth in sales of social business software to boost employee engagement and productivity via social networks.
Mobilising Digital Content from ensuring Canadian content is accessible to realising commercialisation opportunities created through content development or management:
- 32: per cent of primary TVs in Canadian households that are Internet-enabled, according to The NPD Group.
- 2.8: number of hours Canadians spend watching Internet television per week, according to the CRTC.
Access to Capital and investments required for technology and business growth:
- $80 million: capital raised by Desire2Learn to accelerate global growth and education technology development.
- 17: number of crowdfunding platforms in Canada according to Crowdsourcing LLC’s Directory of Sites.
Access to Talent including the digital skills and talent required to meet rapidly evolving workplace needs:
- 40: per cent of jobs in next 10 years that will be in skilled trades or technology.
- 6: number of companies participating in the Canadian Technology Accelerator program in NYC this fall.
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