OTTAWA-GATINEAU, QC, Jan. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) published a report today on what Canadians said in Phase 1 of Let's Talk TV: A conversation with Canadians.
In October 2013, the CRTC launched Let's Talk TV: A conversation with Canadians to ensure that the Canadian television system meets the needs and interests of Canadians and that Canadians are at the heart of that system. The first step of the process consisted of holding a conversation with Canadian citizens, consumers and creators. They were invited to share their point of view on their television system.
The three broad themes of Phase 1 were:
- Programming: What do you think about what's on television?
- Technology: What do you think about how you receive television programming?
- Viewer toolkit: Do you have enough information to make informed choices and seek solutions if you're not satisfied?
The CRTC received over 1,300 comments through the various channels put at Canadians' disposal (e-mail, online discussion forum, fax, mail, online form, 1-800 number). Today's report reflects the comments received.
During this first phase, the CRTC had also invited Canadians to host Flash! conferences. More than 25 conferences were hosted, in which over 1,250 people participated. The CRTC is analyzing the reports on those conferences. The information collected will be placed on the public record.
The CRTC will launch the next phase of the conversation in February 2014, with the publication of the Let's Talk TV Choicebook. Canadians will be invited to fill out an interactive questionnaire asking them to elaborate on certain issues raised in Phase I.
- The CRTC published a report on what Canadians said in Phase I of Let's Talk TV: a conversation with Canadians.
- The CRTC received over 1,300 comments through the various channels put at Canadians' disposal.
- The next phase, the Let's Talk TV Choicebook, will be launched in February 2014.
- The information collected in the report, the Flash! conferences and the questionnaire will be reviewed at the official public proceeding, which will be the third phase of the process.
- The public process will begin in spring 2014 and a public hearing will be held in September 2014.
Let's talk TV: A report on comments received during Phase I
Let's Talk TV: A conversation with Canadians
SOURCE: Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
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