Let's Talk TV Decisions at a Glance
This illustration is a snapshot of decisions released following the Let’s Talk TV process.
In the first column, under the title “from past to future”, there are three little images. The first is a referee jersey and a football. It depicts the decision for simultaneous substitution. There could be consequences for simsub mistakes. Also, Canadians will be able to see the live Super Bowl ads as of the end of the 2016 season.
The second image of this column shows three houses with antennas on the roof. It represents the over-the-air decision. It is a great high-quality tv option and it’s free.
The third image is of a calendar page with the number 30 in a box. This illustrates the decision about 30 day cancellation policies. There will be no more!
In the second column, under the Create (Content) title there are five images. The first one shows a yellow star and the shade of a maple leaf. It represents the importance of promotion and discoverability of Canadian-made content.
Then, there is an image of planet earth with an envelope and a red maple leaf on the front. This represents the creation of content for a world stage!
The third image of this second column shows different types of screens (tv, computer, smart phone, etc). They illustrate the new platforms in the tv world.
After, we see the image of a tv with a hand making a “perfection” sign in it. This represents the excellent content created by Canadians that can compete with the best.
The last image of this column shows a door with the word “innovation” written on top. The CRTC is removing barriers to innovation with the Talk TV decisions.
In the third column, under the Connect (choice) title, there are five images. The first shows a yellow $25 sign representing the new affordable entry-level service at no more than $25 a month.
The second image is a TV remote in a small black box. It depicts the decision of offering Canadians the choice of subscribing to channels on a pick-and-pay basis as well as in small reasonably priced packages.
The third image of the column is a screen in which a selected item from a horizontal menu is blue with a white maple leaf in the middle. It represents the diverse choices available on TV, including access to Canadian programming.
The following image is one of a figure behind a steering wheel. A power button is included on the steering wheel to make a link with the TV remote. The image illustrates how viewers have greater control over their viewing experiences now that a new, forward-looking framework is being set out by the CRTC for Canada’s TV system.
The final image of the column shows an agreement between a broadcaster and a TV service provider through a shaking of hands. It represents successful negotiations of wholesale agreements, resulting from the new Code of conduct for broadcasters and TV service providers.
In the fourth column, under the Protect (tools) title, there are three images. The first is of a light bulb with glasses. It relates to how viewers will be empowered to make informed choices with the new code of conduct for TV service providers and their customers. The second image is of a board with text and it illustrates easy to understand agreements for TV services. The third image represents the Code itself. The last image of the column relates to measures put in place to improve access for Canadians with disabilities to content that meet their needs. The icons in the image represent closed captioning, described video and accessible hardware.
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