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Internet, mobile affect on broadcasters

GATINEAU, Que. (CP) _ The impact on broadcasting by new technologies currently outside the regulatory realm has been marginal, says a report by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission _ but it warns that quick action is needed to hold them at bay.

The report predicts that Canadians’ rising use of unregulated electronic platforms, such as the Internet and mobile networks, will have an increasing effect on regulated broadcasting. It says these shifting patterns, while marginal so far, need to be addressed within three to seven years or it may be too late.

The report, The Future Environment Facing the Canadian Broadcasting System, urges the "detailed and ongoing monitoring of developments in the evolution, contribution and impact of audio-visual technologies," saying it is essential to the formation of informed public policy.

"The Canadian broadcasting system must remain relevant in a global digital environment and must meet the diverse needs of Canadians of all cultures," said CRTC chairman Charles Dalfen.

"This report is an important step in providing policy-makers with the information needed to make decisions that will ensure the ongoing health, contribution and relevance of the Canadian broadcasting system."

The report says Canadians still receive the vast majority of programming through regulated broadcasts.

But acting on order from Heritage Minister Bev Oda, the agency that regulates and supervises broadcasting and telecommunications has begun three years of regulatory framework review of radio, TV and broadcasting distribution, focusing on the role of technological change.

"The CRTC will continue to seek ways to reduce unnecessary regulatory burden to ensure that our measures are as effective and efficient as possible," it said in a statement Thursday.

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Headline, Industry News

Internet, mobile affect on broadcasters

GATINEAU, Que. (CP) _ The impact on broadcasting by new technologies currently outside the regulatory realm has been marginal, says a report by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission _ but it warns that quick action is needed to hold them at bay.

The report predicts that Canadians’ rising use of unregulated electronic platforms, such as the Internet and mobile networks, will have an increasing effect on regulated broadcasting. It says these shifting patterns, while marginal so far, need to be addressed within three to seven years or it may be too late.

The report, The Future Environment Facing the Canadian Broadcasting System, urges the "detailed and ongoing monitoring of developments in the evolution, contribution and impact of audio-visual technologies," saying it is essential to the formation of informed public policy.

"The Canadian broadcasting system must remain relevant in a global digital environment and must meet the diverse needs of Canadians of all cultures," said CRTC chairman Charles Dalfen.

"This report is an important step in providing policy-makers with the information needed to make decisions that will ensure the ongoing health, contribution and relevance of the Canadian broadcasting system."

The report says Canadians still receive the vast majority of programming through regulated broadcasts.

But acting on order from Heritage Minister Bev Oda, the agency that regulates and supervises broadcasting and telecommunications has begun three years of regulatory framework review of radio, TV and broadcasting distribution, focusing on the role of technological change.

"The CRTC will continue to seek ways to reduce unnecessary regulatory burden to ensure that our measures are as effective and efficient as possible," it said in a statement Thursday.

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Headline, Industry News

Internet, mobile affect on broadcasters

GATINEAU, Que. (CP) _ The impact on broadcasting by new technologies currently outside the regulatory realm has been marginal, says a report by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission _ but it warns that quick action is needed to hold them at bay.

The report predicts that Canadians’ rising use of unregulated electronic platforms, such as the Internet and mobile networks, will have an increasing effect on regulated broadcasting. It says these shifting patterns, while marginal so far, need to be addressed within three to seven years or it may be too late.

The report, The Future Environment Facing the Canadian Broadcasting System, urges the "detailed and ongoing monitoring of developments in the evolution, contribution and impact of audio-visual technologies," saying it is essential to the formation of informed public policy.

"The Canadian broadcasting system must remain relevant in a global digital environment and must meet the diverse needs of Canadians of all cultures," said CRTC chairman Charles Dalfen.

"This report is an important step in providing policy-makers with the information needed to make decisions that will ensure the ongoing health, contribution and relevance of the Canadian broadcasting system."

The report says Canadians still receive the vast majority of programming through regulated broadcasts.

But acting on order from Heritage Minister Bev Oda, the agency that regulates and supervises broadcasting and telecommunications has begun three years of regulatory framework review of radio, TV and broadcasting distribution, focusing on the role of technological change.

"The CRTC will continue to seek ways to reduce unnecessary regulatory burden to ensure that our measures are as effective and efficient as possible," it said in a statement Thursday.

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