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CRTC: We’re Old, Give Us New Ideas

December 1, 2009 5:39 AM | News

CRTCThe Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on Monday turned to the public for input on the future of television. Asking the average Canadian, the broadcast regulator wants the opinion on various options, including the possibility of negotiations between local stations and cable and satellite companies to determine the value of signals, and the transition of television signals from analog to digital.

The request for input is part of a public hearing that will begin on December 7 in Gatineau, Quebec.

The online consultation will run until December 21 at midnight (EST). You can provide your opinion by going to http://television.askingcanadians.com

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