TV and Radio Services for Canadians

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

Services that do and do not need a licence

Authorized and exempt radio, TV and cable (distribution) services.

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 TV Broadcasters

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

Co-Development of the Indigenous Broadcasting Policy

Learn about Indigenous radio and television broadcasting services and licences.

Switching from Analog to Digital TV

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

CRTC Activities and Initiatives

National Public Alerting System

Emergency Alerts

To ensure Canadians’ safety, emergency alert messages are issued on television, radio and on mobile devices to warn people about imminent dangers to life and property. Read more about the types of alerts and scheduled test messages at Alert Ready, and about the National Public Alerting System.


Harnessing Change: The Future of Programming Distribution in Canada

Interested in the future of programming in Canada in light of all the changes that are happening? We recently examined this important issue carefully and you can see what our findings were in our digital-first report! We gathered lots of information from the industry and from Canadians to prepare this report. Check out what changes we think need to take place to ensure a vibrant programming market in Canada!


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.

What we are doing

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