Radio & Television

Broadcasters need more disabled persons on TV: CRTC

GATINEAU – There should be more people with disabilities shown on television, a CRTC document states. In its response to the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ report on how disabled people are portrayed on TV, the commission is urging individual broadcasters to increase the number of on-air people with disabilities. The CAB’s report, filed in response to a CRTC request to show how the industry portrays and employs people with disabilities, found that only 2% of people working in broadcasting have a disability, compared with at least 12% of the general population. “In the Commission’s view, given the extremely limited on-screen...

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.