CRTC EASES THE TV RULES FOR CANADIAN CONTENT

Mar 12, 2015

By Michael Kramer

Share on

The CRTC wants to beef-up the quality of local tv programming here in Canada.

So the country’s broadcast regulator plans to significantly ease the rules governing Canadian content.

The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission will do away with rules – requiring Canadian-made programs to make up at least 55 per cent – of local daytime TV broadcasts.

But but it will continue to require that at least half of prime-time programming on local stations is Canadian.

The CRTC hopes the changes will encourage stations to invest more money in made-in-Canada content – and help cut-down on the number of Canadian programs that are repeated on our screens.

The changes will also require that at least 35 per cent of the programs aired on specialty channels – are made in Canada.

Specialty channels must currently broadcast between 15 and 85 per cent Canadian content.

Join Our Fan Club
Coverage Area
Downtown Toronto
96.7FM
Toronto HD
96.3 HD-2
Kingston to Windsor, Parry Sound to Pittsburgh
AM740
ZoomerRadio Logo

Recently Played: