Television has changed the world. The time has come to change television. ICTV‑MTL is composed of a group of people who came together out of concern over the current state of television in this country, and more particularly, in the Greater Montreal Region. One need not be an expert to glance over the media landscape and to quickly realize that a handful of private entities are in charge of our airwaves. The dream is to break this monopoly and to build a television station run, by and for, our communities.
This act of imagination becoming reality is not only vital for the strengthening and empowerment of our communities but is also a critical condition for the improvement of democracy.
- Lorraine Guay, infirmière, impliquée de longue date dans la défense des droits fondamentaux.
Own and operate a community television channel in the greater Montreal region;
Provide access to media training;
Provide access to citizens of the Greater Montreal region to video production;
Be part of any group having the interests of broadcasters and viewers throughout the territory of Québec;
Representing the interests of broadcasters and viewers throughout the territory of Québec;
Receive gifts, bequests and other similar contributions, in cash, securities or real estate, administer such donations, legacies and contributions;
Organize sales campaigns in order to raise funds for charitable purposes;
Citizens have a chance to make Independent Community Television (ICTV) a reality in the greater Montreal area. ICTV is attempting to liberate public funds earmarked for Community Television production from the clutches of media mogul Pierre Karl Peladeau owner of the Quebecor empire. Up until April 22, the Canadian Radio and Television Commission (CRTC) is accepting public comments on whether Videotron stands in non-compliance with the guidelines for running a community station...
Quebecor Media somme TVCI-Montréal de se rétracter, de corriger ses propos et de s'excuser pour la diffusion d'informations que l'entreprise considère « fausses et trompeuses ». À défaut, l'entreprise réserve tous ses droits et recours à l'encontre de TVCI, lesquels pourraient être exercés sans avis ni délai.
Montréal, 25 mars 2014
Le Conseil de la radiodiffusion et des télécommunications canadiennes (CRTC) a ouvert des audiences publiques pour permettre aux organismes et individus de la région de Montréal d'exprimer leurs positions d'ici le 10 avril concernant la demande de licence pour une télévision communautaire indépendante (TVCI) à Montréal.
On September 5th, Videotron proposed to the CRTC that it be allowed to spend between $6 and $10 million to fund a second community TV channel for Montreal, to be programmed exclusively in English. The money would be taken from the Canada Media Fund, which is used by independent
On October 8, the comment period closed on a licence application by Vidéotron (Quebec’s largest cable provider) for a new community television channel serving Montreal’s anglophone population. Many of the respondents raised alarm at Vidéotron’s move to fund a second community TV station