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Canadians talk future TV

October 25, 2013

Canada’s broadcasting and communications regulator the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has launched Let’s Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians, a discussion about the future of Canada’s television system.

“Canadians have an unprecedented choice of television programs that includes the best of what Canada, and the world, has to offer,” said Jean-Pierre Blais, Chairman of the CRTC. “Many still enjoy network-scheduled programming on their TV sets, but the viewing habits of many others are changing. Let’s Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians is an opportunity for all Canadians to tell us what they think of their television system and how they would like to see it changed.”

The CRTC invites Canadians to share their views on three questions:

  • What do you think about what’s on television?
  • What do you think about how you receive television programming?
  • Do you have enough information to make informed choices and seek solutions if you’re not satisfied?

Let’s Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians puts Canadians right where they belong: at the centre of their television system,” said Blais. “We want to ensure that Canada’s TV system speaks to the current and future needs of Canadians as engaged citizens, as consumers that make informed choices about programming, and as creators of exceptional content.”

He said that comments received would help set the stage for the formal public proceeding that will get under way in 2014.

The CRTC’s formal review of the television system will draw on the issues and priorities identified by Canadians. The review will be launched in spring 2014, and include a public hearing in September 2014.

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