Broadcasting Distribution Regulations
27 (1) The following definitions apply in this section.
- general interest
general interest in respect of programming, means programming from a broad spectrum of program genres and categories. (intérêt général)
- principal language
principal language means a language in which 40% or more of the programming of a programming service is provided over the course of a broadcast week. (langue principale)
(2) Except as otherwise provided under a condition of its licence, a licensee shall, for every one to three non-Canadian third-language services that it distributes to its subscribers, distribute — to the extent that one or the other of the following is available — at least
(a) one Canadian third-language service in the same principal language; or
(b) one ethnic Category A service in the same principal language.
(3) Except as otherwise provided under a condition of its licence, a licensee that distributes a non-Canadian third-language service in accordance with subsection (2) shall only distribute that service to its subscribers as part of a package with one or more Canadian third-language services.
(4) Except as otherwise provided under a condition of its licence, a licensee that distributes a general interest non-Canadian third-language service or a general interest Category B third-language service to subscribers shall also distribute an ethnic Category A service to them if one is available in the same principal language.
- SOR/2003-217, s. 14
- SOR/2003-458, s. 3
- SOR/2006-11, s. 4
- SOR/2011-148, s. 8
- SOR/2012-4, s. 1
- SOR/2014-32, s. 1
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