CRTC releases results of fact-finding exercise on Internet and mobile content

OTTAWA-GATINEAU, October 5, 2011 — Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that its fact-finding exercise on the nature and implications of online and mobile broadcasting activity produced inconclusive results. The CRTC will continue to monitor the evolving communications environment, and this growing activity will be the main focus of its annual consultation with the broadcasting industry in November 2011.

On May 25, 2011, the CRTC launched a fact-finding exercise on online and mobile programming services and their impact on the Canadian communications system. While not containing any clear evidence, the responses filed indicate that:

As part of its ongoing efforts to track trends in technology and consumer behaviour, the CRTC will hold another fact-finding exercise in May 2012.

Results of the fact-finding exercise on the over-the-top programming services



The CRTC is an independent public authority that regulates and supervises broadcasting and telecommunications in Canada.



Results of the fact-finding exercise on the over-the-top programming services

CRTC seeks information on online broadcasting services

Broadcasting and Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2011-344

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