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AUGUST 19, 2007

The impact of satellite radio and Internet radio on conventional radio

On January 13, 2006, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued a Notice of Public Hearing (CRTC 2006-1) concerning its Review of the Commercial Radio Policy. In its Notice, the CRTC asks specifically: "What is the likely impact of other audio technologies, such as satellite radio, Internet radio, podcasting, file sharing and down-loading, on commercial radio and the music industry?"

To support its submission to the CRTC, the Association québécoise de l'industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la vidéo (ADISQ) asked Circum Network Inc. to conduct two independent studies:

With the permission of ADISQ, the two reports are now made available on this site.

The two reports conclude to the lack of a significant short term threat posed by satellite radio and Internet radio to conventional radio.

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