TV and Radio Services for Canadians

Learn about the types of broadcasters that offer a different TV services, on switching from analog to digital TV and how to change your service provider.


Your Consumer Rights for TV Services (The TV Service Provider Code)

The majority of Canadians who subscribe to TV services are protected by the TVSP Code. The Code explains your rights and the rules your provider must follow.

Public Alerts and the National Public Alerting System (NPAS)

Learn more about the NPAS and which broadcasters are airing public alerts.

Local, Community and Over-the-Air TV

More about local and community TV, and OTA broadcasting.

Changing your Service Provider

Learn about changing your phone, wireless, Internet, and TV service providers.

Options to Watch TV (online too!)

Explore the different options available in Canada to view content.

Types of Broadcasters

Learn about 9(1)(h), aboriginal programming, basic, community, discretionary, ethnic and third-language, on-demand and religious television services.

Switching from Analog to Digital TV

What the switch from analog to digital means for you and why it happened.

TV & Radio Services

Radio, TV and Cable Broadcasting Services that do and do not need a licence.

CRTC Activities and Initiatives

The importance of local and community programming

The decision on local and community TV is out! It recognizes the importance for Canadians to have access to local programming, and particularly local news that meet the needs and interests of Canadians. Read the new policy!


The Discoverability Summit, hosted by the CRTC and the National Film Board of Canada, is now over. The recordings of the event and the transcripts in both official languages are available at Keep the discussion going on social media using #discoverability!


You Have Choices. Demand Better

Canadians have choices when it comes to watching all types of programming. Learn about the choices available to you and tips on how to shop around for TV services.

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