Modernization of the broadcasting system

Working together to create the broadcasting system of the future

With the adoption of the Online Streaming Act (Bill C-11), the CRTC is launching a process to modernize the broadcasting system and to ensure that online streaming services make meaningful contributions to Canadian and Indigenous content. Creators will have opportunities to tell their stories and Canadians will have access to a greater variety and diversity of content.

Regulatory Plan

Check out our phased-approach to modernize Canada’s broadcasting system.

Information for broadcasters

Learn about your obligations during the transition period.

Phased approach

We will take a phased approach to modernizing Canada’s broadcasting system. The views of Canadians will be important at every step and we encourage everyone who is interested to participate in our public consultations.

The 3 phases

  1. Getting started
  2. Building a new regulatory framework
  3. Implementing the new regulatory framework

Phase 1: Getting started (launching spring 2023)

This phase will lay the groundwork. In this phase, we will:

Have your say!

Phase 1 includes three public consultations. More consultations will take place during the next phases.

Contributions to the Canadian broadcasting system

We are examining what contributions traditional broadcasters and online services need to make to support Canadian and Indigenous content.

Open for comments until June 27, 2023.

Registration of online streaming services

The new regulations will require certain streaming services to be registered with the CRTC.

This consultation will consider how this should be done. It will also help define who will not need to register.

Open for comments until June 12, 2023.

Exemption orders and basic conditions of service

This consultation will consider changes to exemptions orders and whether to place some basic conditions on certain online streaming services.

Open for comments until June 12, 2023.

Find out more about phase 1

Phase 2: Building a new regulatory framework (launching fall 2023)

In phase 2, we will:

Find out more about phase 2

Phase 3: Implementing the new regulatory framework (targeting launch late 2024)

Phase 3 will focus on how the regulatory framework will be put into action. Details will follow.

Information for industry

If you are a streaming service, a radio or TV broadcaster, or a distributor, we are here to answer your questions.

Please give us a call: 1-866-781-1911

Open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern time)

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