Key Television Policies

The following lists are a quick resource for some of CRTC's key television policies and should not be considered exhaustive. Some policies are articulated via public notices and/or decisions.

Category Policy
Accessibility, information and recourse for Canadians Let’s Talk TV: Navigating the Road Ahead – Making informed choices about television providers and improving accessibility to television programming, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2015-104, 26 March 2015
Benefits policy

Simplified approach to tangible benefits and determining the value of the transaction, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2014-459, 5 September 2014

Choice for TV viewers Let's Talk TV: A World of Choice – A roadmap to maximize choice for TV viewers and to foster a healthy, dynamic TV market , Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2015-96, 19 March 2015
Closed captioning and described video
Creating compelling and diverse Canadian programming Let's Talk TV: The way forward - Creating compelling and diverse Canadian programming, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2015-86, 12 March 2015
Disclosure of aggregate financial data Regulatory Policy - Disclosure of aggregate financial data for large broadcasting distribution undertakings and over-the-air television and radio ownership groups, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-97, 21 October 2008
Diversity of voices Regulatory policy - Diversity of voices, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-4, 15 January 2008
Ethnic policy
Local programming policy Local Programming Policy, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2015-24, 29 January 2015
Policy framework on local news and community television Policy framework for local news and community television, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2016-224, 15 June 2016
Programming definitions
Regulatory frameworks for broadcasting distribution undertakings and discretionary programming services
Religious broadcasting policy Religious Broadcasting Policy, Public Notice CRTC 1993-78, 3 June 1993
Simultaneous substitution policy Simultaneous Substitution Policy, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2015-25, 29 January 2015
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