OTTAWA and GATINEAU, QC, May 1, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today released the results of the "Let's Talk TV" Choicebook. The Choicebook was an interactive questionnaire that contained scenarios reflecting the realities Canadians face daily with respect to the television system.
The CRTC wishes to thank Canadians for their help. In total, more than 6,300 people filled out the questionnaire. Moreover, a select panel of over 1,200 people representative of the Canadian population also filled out the Choicebook. The CRTC is issuing four reports that set out the results:
- Analysis of CRTC Choicebook: Public
- Analysis of CRTC Choicebook: Panel
- Analysis of CRTC Choicebook : Comparison of Panel, Public and Public Weighted
- Qualitative Analysis of CRTC Choicebook
Thanks to the participation of Canadians, the CRTC proposed, on April 24, 2014, significant changes to the Canadian television system to ensure that it:
- fosters choice and flexibility in selecting programming services;
- encourages the creation of compelling and diverse Canadian programming; and
- empowers Canadians to make informed choices.
The proposed changes to the Canadian broadcasting system will be discussed at a public hearing beginning on September 8, 2014. With the release of the Choicebook reports, the CRTC wishes to take this opportunity to again extend an invitation to Canadians to take part in this process. Comments on the proposed changes set out in the Notice of Consultation can be submitted until June 25, 2014, and participants can indicate whether they wish to take part in the public hearing. Canadians can:
- Fill out the form online
- Write to the Secretary General, CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N2, or
- Send a fax to 819-994-0218.
- The CRTC thanks all Canadians who took the time to fill out the questionnaire.
- The CRTC issued four reports setting out the results of the Let's Talk TV: Choicebook.
- The CRTC wishes extend its invitation to Canadians to file their comments on the proposed changes by June 25, 2014, and indicate whether they wish to participate in the public hearing.
- The CRTC will hold a public hearing on the future of the Canadian broadcasting system beginning on September 8, 2014.
- The CRTC wishes to ensure that the television system fosters choice and flexibility in selecting programs, encourages the creation of compelling and diverse content made by Canadians and empowers Canadians to make informed choices.
Analysis of CRTC Choicebook: Public
Analysis of CRTC Choicebook: Panel
Analysis of CRTC Choicebook : Comparison of Panel, Public and Public Weighted
Qualitative Analysis of CRTC Choicebook
Let's Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians
Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2014-190
Maximizing the Ability of Canadian Consumers to Subscribe to Discretionary Services on a Service by Service Basis Report
Quantitative Research Report
Let's talk TV: A report on comments received during Phase I
SOURCE: Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
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