Radio & Television

Consumer hearings will begin in December, CRTC replies

OTTAWA-GATINEAU – The CRTC was quick to reply to the government's request to hold consumer hearings into the fee-for-carriage debate.It will begin public hearings this December, the Commission said in a statement, with a report to the government to follow.In addition to soliciting feedback on the implications of fee-for-carriage (or a compensation regime for the value of local television signals, as the Commission calls it), Canadians will also be able to respond to the proceedings at the November broadcaster hearings.Click here to the read the Commission’s formal reply to Heritage Canada.