North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada 2017 Version 2.0


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515210 - Pay and specialty television

This Canadian industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in broadcasting television programs, in a defined and limited format, such as family and youth-oriented, news, feature films, music, health, sports, religion, weather, travel and educational programming. These establishments may produce programs in their own broadcasting studios or they may acquire programming from external sources. The programming is delivered to subscribers by operators of cable or satellite distribution systems.

  • Illustrative example(s)

    • specialty television (e.g., music, sports, news) channels

    All examples

  • Exclusion(s)

    • broadcasting television programs in a defined and limited format exclusively on the Internet (See 519130 Internet broadcasting and web search portals)
    • delivering programs to subscribers by cable or satellite systems (See 517310 Wired and wireless telecommunications carriers (except satellite))
    • producing television programs without broadcasting (See 512110 Motion picture and video production)
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