Last chance for Canadians to have their say on the future of television in Canada: Let’s Talk TV!‏


Last chance for Canadians to have their say on the future of
television in Canada: Let’s Talk TV!

August 21, 2014 – Ottawa-Gatineau – Canadian Radio-television and
Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
today launched an online discussion forum
(http://consultation.crtc.gc.ca/en/consultation/19/help-shape-future-tv-canada)
for Canadians to have their final say on the future of the television
system. The forum will be open until September 19 – the final day of the
public hearing on Let’s Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians.

To help focus comments, the CRTC has also published a working document for
discussion (http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2014/2014-190-3.htm#a1) that
outlines some of the issues to be considered during the public hearing.
Canadians are invited to share their views on the issues raised in this
document.

The CRTC is seeking to ensure that the television system fosters choice
and flexibility in selecting channels, encourages the creation of
compelling and diverse programs and empowers Canadians to make informed
choices and have recourse in the case of disputes with their television
service providers.

Quick Facts

• The CRTC is inviting Canadians to comment one last time on the future of
their television system.
• The public hearing for Let’s Talk TV begins on September 8 and will
continue through September 19.
• The online discussion forum
(http://consultation.crtc.gc.ca/en/consultation/19/help-shape-future-tv-canada)
opens today and will remain open until the close of the public hearing.
• Canadians can post as many comments as they want on the discussion
forum, either before or during the public hearing, and respond to other
participants or to issues raised at the hearing.
• Since the conversation began in October 2013, more than 10,000 Canadians
have offered their thoughts and opinions on the future of the television
system.
• The CRTC will seek to ensure that the television system fosters choice
and flexibility in selecting channels.
• The CRTC will seek to ensure that the television system encourages the
creation of compelling and diverse programming; including local and
Canadian choices.
• The CRTC will seek to empower Canadians to make informed choices and
have recourse in the case of disputes with their television service
providers.

Quote

“The Let’s Talk TV conversation is all about ensuring that the television
system is able to adapt to changing technologies and viewing habits in the
coming years. We encourage Canadians not to miss out on this opportunity
to influence the final outcome and help shape the future of television in
Canada. After all, it’s their television system. The only way we can make
sure it meets their needs is if they participate.”

Jean-Pierre Blais, CRTC Chairman

Related links

Let’s Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians homepage
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/talktv-parlonstele.htm

Let’s Talk TV: Working document for discussion – Broadcasting Notice of
Consultation CRTC 2014-190-3
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/eng/archive/2014/2014-190-3.htm

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Contacts

Follow us on Twitter: @CRTCeng https://twitter.com/CRTCeng

Media Relations:
Media Relations
http://support.crtc.gc.ca/CRTCSubmissionMU/forms/Mediarelations.aspx?lang=e,
Tel: 819-997-9403, Fax: 819-997-4245

General Inquiries:
Tel: 819-997-0313, TDD: 819-994-0423, Fax: 819-994-0218 Toll-free #
1-877-249-CRTC (2782) TDD – Toll-free # 1-877-909-CRTC (2782) Ask a
question or make a complaint
http://www.crtc.gc.ca/RapidsCCM/Register.asp?lang=E

This document is available in alternative format upon request.

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