TV and Radio for Canadians

Canadians want access to high-quality diverse programming and we work hard to help ensure they do!

Part of our job is to set regulations and monitor Canadian radio and TV services to ensure they comply with their programming obligations.

Key television policies

Key radio policies


The Future of Programming Distribution in Canada

Check out our digital-first report to learn more about the state of the broadcasting system in this digital era and what we can do to help ensure a vibrant programming market in Canada!

Your Consumer Rights (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.

Content Made by Canadians

What makes a song Canadian? Understanding industry responsibilities, defining a Canadian song with MAPL and more.

Make a Complaint

How to make a complaint about TV or radio programming online, by email and by phone.


Advertising basic, elections and political advertising, preventing loud commercials, seeing ads during the Super Bowl or on American channels.

TV and Radio Services

Types of broadcasters that offer different TV and radio services, switching from analog to digital TV and how to change your service provider.

Programming for TV and Radio

Canadian content, Canadian program certification, and monitoring compliance.

Find a TV Provider

Find service providers near you, change your provider, and compare services.

Accessible TV

TV access for people with visual or hearing impairments and list of TV channels with described video.

Codes for Radio and TV Broadcasters

Standards and codes of ethics for radio and TV broadcasters

Public Proceedings and Hearings

We regularly hold public hearings, round-table discussions, informal forums, and online discussion forums designed to gather Canadians' views about telecommunications and broadcasting services—information that we can then act on to serve the public interest. See what we’re doing today!

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