CRTC makes public two documents on new media

    OTTAWA and GATINEAU, Sept. 9 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Radio-television
and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today made public the two following
documents: an independent report prepared by Eli Noam and a summary of an
online consultation on the new media industry.
    The first report titled TV or Not TV: Three Screens, One Regulation? was
commissioned by the CRTC earlier this year as input for a new media
proceeding, planned for early 2009. The author was commissioned to provide an
analysis of the Canadian new media broadcasting industry and discuss possible
regulatory policy solutions.
    The second report is a compilation of data taken from an online
consultation held from May 15, 2008, to June 15, 2008, on the scope of a
future proceeding on Canadian broadcasting in new media. Nanos Research
compiled the results of this online consultation. Both the Nanos and Noam
reports are being released as reference material in advance of a proceeding on
new media.
    These reports were commissioned to provide background for the upcoming
public hearing on new media. The CRTC commissioned the reports but did not in
any way mandate the outcomes.

    About the authors

    Eli Noam is a Professor of Economics and Finance at the Columbia Business
School. He is also Director of the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, a
university-based research centre focusing on strategy, management and policy
issues in telecommunications, computing and electronic mass media. Professor
Noam has published over 25 books and 500 articles and is considered a
world-renowned authority in the communications industry.
    Nanos Research is one of North America's leading market and public
opinion research firms.

    TV or Not TV: Three Screens, One Regulation?

    CRTC New Media Broadcasting eConsultation Report

    The CRTC

    The CRTC is an independent, public authority that regulates and
supervises broadcasting and telecommunications in Canada.

    Reference document:
    Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2008-44

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