Local TV Matters

Help save your local TV stations


You may be surprised to know that cable companies are not paying for local television services that they already charge you for. Canada’s TV broadcasters have united with viewers to protect local stations by campaigning for a negotiation for value system, which would require cable companies to negotiate a fair price for local television signals.


Without fair compensation from cable companies, many stations could close.


When the CRTC asked for consumer input this Fall, more than 130,000 Canadians stood up and said “local TV matters in my community.” We thank you for your continued support and urge you to take action to protect your local TV stations now and into the future.

Recent News

Media Releases

In a historic joint presentation before the CRTC today, CEOs from CTV, Global and CBC appeared together for the first time and delivered a consumer-first solution that provides affordable, accessible, and sustainable TV services for all Canadians. “Canadian consumers and TV viewers deserve a choice, and a new affordable bundle of basic TV channels is […]

Local TV Matters Opening Remarks
January 21, 2016

We would also like to thank the Government, and particularly Minister Moore for providing this platform for Canadians to express themselves.  They did.  In record numbers.  And the results were overwhelmingly clear. Canadians have spoken. They want affordable access to a diversity of Canadian services – including their local television services. This is the first […]

Media Releases

In its presentation today before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), CTV outlined in detail an easy-to-implement solution to sustain local Canadian television. “Our plan is reasonable, practical and provides a future for local Canadian television,” said Ivan Fecan, President and Chief Executive Officer, CTVglobemedia, and Chief Executive Officer, CTV Inc. “Signals and programming […]

Media Releases

CBC/Radio-Canada appeared before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today to ask for an end to the free-riding by broadcast distribution undertakings (BDUs) on conventional television services. The system has become so imbalanced that the CRTC acknowledges that it cannot afford to sit idly by, given the threat to the future of high-quality, local […]

Media Releases

More than 130,000 Canadians from across the country submitted comments confirming local television matters as part of the CRTC public consultation process that ended Monday, November 2. “We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of clear and unequivocal support for our position,” said Paul Sparkes, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, CTVglobemedia. “Canadian consumers were not fooled, […]

Media Releases

A Nanos Research study of more than 1,000 Canadians confirms strong support for local television stations securing financial compensation from cable and satellite companies. An overwhelming majority of Canadians (70% of respondents) support the statement that “local TV stations should receive a portion of the amount that customers pay on their monthly bill for cable […]