TV and Radio
You have lots of choices when it comes to watching your favourite programming. Learn about your options.
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About TV and Radio in Canada
Canada needs a strong and diverse broadcasting system. We work to ensure that Canadians have access to high-quality Canadian programming in two ways:
- Each part of the broadcasting system must contribute to creating and presenting Canadian programming;
- Broadcasting distributors must make carrying Canadian TV programming services a priority.
CRTC rules ensure that most of the programming services offered by cable and satellite companies are Canadian.
What's coming up?
Urban aboriginal radio applications
The CRTC held a public hearing March 27-29, 2017 to consider applications for a radio license or licenses to serve the urban Indigenous communities in one or more of the Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver markets. Stay tuned for an upcoming decision.
Television Service Provider Code
The CRTC has published the Television Service Provider Code under which cable and satellite companies are required to provide clear information about promotional offers and an advance notice when prices to their services are changed. The Television Service Provider Code will become mandatory on September 1, 2017 and will be administered by the Commissioner for Complaints for Telecommunications Services.
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