Media Advisory - CRTC Media Lock-Up - Let's Talk TV: A World of Choice - A roadmap to maximize choice for TV viewers and to foster a healthy, dynamic TV market



March 19, 2015


starts at 1:30 p.m.


from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.


CRTC Central Office

1 Promenade du Portage, Les Terrasses de la Chaudière

Central Building, Gatineau, Quebec


OTTAWA-GATINEAU, March 17, 2015 /CNW/ - On Thursday, March 19, 2015, a media lock-up will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for the Let's Talk TV decision on measures to maximize choice for Canadian television viewers.

The Chairman of the CRTC will deliver a statement and answer questions shortly after 4:15 p.m. One-on-one interviews will be pre-scheduled and agreed upon availability.

Any parties interested in attending the lock-up are asked to contact Media Relations at 819-997-9403 or by March 18 at 5:00 p.m. Due to space constraints, only one reporter is allowed per news organization. They will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement upon arrival.

No one will be permitted to leave the lock-up before 4:00 p.m. Cameras are not allowed in the designated room before the lock up ends. They may set up on the seventh floor or in the main floor lobby at 1 Promenade du Portage. Presence of cameras and technicians must also be confirmed by March 18, 2015. Cellphones, smartphones, wireless handheld devices (e.g., BlackBerry), 3G tablets (e.g., iPad), etc., must be left with the CRTC staff in the room. Owners of laptops and Wi-Fi-only tablets must disable wireless capabilities prior to arriving at the CRTC. Telephone lines and Internet access will be available at the end of the lock-up.

The decision will be posted on the CRTC website at 4:00 p.m. on March 19, 2015.


The CRTC is an administrative tribunal that regulates and supervises broadcasting and telecommunications in Canada.


SOURCE Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

For further information: Media Relations:, Tel: 819-997-9403, Fax: 819-997-4245; General Inquiries: Tel: 819-997-0313, TDD: 819-994-0423, Fax: 819-994-0218, Toll-free # 1-877-249-CRTC (2782)


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