(WINDSOR, ON) – A unit of the federal Government, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, is asking Canadians to fill out a survey so it can find out why and how they watch and listen to media content. The CRTC says the exercise is designed to let the government know what content and from what sources Canadians prefer.
The survey is part of the CRTC’s consultation on the future of programming distribution in Canada. This past December, the CRTC published a reference document to help guide the consultation. It includes information and data on how and where Canadians consume content.
The survey will help it further understand the reasons behind the choices Canadians are making. In particular, it wants to know what is causing Canadians to, “still watch traditional TV and listen to traditional radio.”
It is also trying to figure out why some Canadians are limiting their watching and listening to online media only.
A side question will help the government agency get a handle on the importance of programming made in Canada for Canadians.
Canadians have until January 31 to complete the survey and it can be found online.
Those interested in letting the government know what they are doing can also submit their comments using a reference document before February 13, 2018, by writing to the Secretary General, CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario K1A ON2, or sending a fax to 819-994-0218.
The survey is in response to the federal Government ordering the CRTC to prepare a report on future distribution models for Canadian programming, as well as content creation, production, and distribution. The CRTC must submit the required report by June 1.