Join us for a Tele-Townhall with Bell, Corus and Rogers on Described Video

Last May, Bell, Corus and Rogers hosted a tele-townhall to discuss changes to the amount of described video during primetime hours (7 p.m.–11 p.m.) that was mandated by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). Bell, Corus and Rogers would once again like to welcome Canadians who are blind or partially sighted to a tele-townhall to provide an update on described video programming.

This Tele-Townhall is an opportunity for you to hear from Canada's largest broadcasters as to how they are addressing the needs and availability of described video. There will be an opportunity to ask questions. Details are below.

In December 2019, the CRTC granted an amended approval to the three companies – the CRTC now requires Bell, Corus and Rogers to provide described video to all English or French language programming that is broadcast during primetime, with the exception of programs received from the United States less than 24 hours before air. Programs that cannot be aired in primetime with described video, must be broadcast in described video, at a later date.

For more information email us at advocacy@cnib.ca.

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