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Conversion from Analog to Digital Television Regulations

Version of section 3 from 2011-04-01 to 2024-05-28:

  •  (1) Except as otherwise provided under a licensee’s condition of licence, every licensee must, beginning no later than May 1, 2011, broadcast a public service announcement at least six times per broadcast day, increasing to eight times per broadcast day beginning on August 1, 2011 or one month before the licensee ceases to broadcast in analog or changes channel, whichever is sooner.

  • (2) At least 25% of the required announcements per broadcast day must be broadcast between 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

  • (3) The broadcast announcements must

    • (a) have a duration of at least 30 consecutive seconds;

    • (b) contain the information set out in the schedule; and

    • (c) be closed captioned and contain audio description of on-screen information.

  • (4) A licensee may use a crawl to fulfil up to 25% of their obligations under this section.

  • (5) A crawl must not be used during the broadcast of programming that contains audio description of on-screen information or described video.

  • SOR/2011-105, s. 2

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