Canada's publicly traded television service providers combined lost a record 65,000 TV subscribers in their respective 2014 fiscal years (30 November/31 December, 2013 to 30 November/31 December, 2014), up sharply from a few hundred lost in 2013.

New research from Canada-based research and consulting firm Boon Dog Professional Services also shows that the publicly traded TV service providers lost 21,380 TV subscribers combined in their 2014 fiscal fourth quarters, almost double the 11,323 lost in the same periods in 2013.

More than 90 percent of all traditional TV service subscribers in Canada are customers of the publicly traded TV service providers. Given that these large and best-capitalised TV service providers lost customers as a whole in 2014, Boon Dog estimates that the entire traditional TV service market declined by a slightly larger amount in 2013.

The report also found that Canada's largest four cable companies (Rogers, Shaw, Videotron and Cogeco) combined lost 73,070 TV subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2014 and 284,353 subscribers for the full year.

The two satellite TV companies in Canada (Bell and Shaw Direct) lost a record 51,914 TV subscribers in Q4 2014 and 154,250 subscribers in 2014.

The publicly traded IPTV providers (Bell, including Bell Aliant, and Telus) added an estimated 103,074 IPTV subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2014 and 364,034 IPTV subscribers for the full year.