Radio & Television

Broadcasters must turn down loud TV ads by September

OTTAWA-GATINEAU – Broadcasters and television service providers will have to turn down the volume on loud television commercials starting this September. The Commission published its final regulations on Tuesday after calling for comments on draft regulations in December.  The move follows a public hearing held in February 2011 in which Canadians flooded the CRTC with complaints about the excessive loudness of television commercials. The regulations require Canadian broadcasters to adhere to the Advanced Television Systems Committee’s (ATSC) standard for measuring and controlling television signals to minimize fluctuations in loudness between programming and commercials.  The Commission similarly amended the exemption order for BDUs serving fewer...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.