Broadcasting Distribution Regulations

Version of section 31 from 2011-09-01 to 2017-08-31:

  •  (1) Except as otherwise provided under a condition of its licence, a licensee shall devote not less than 60% of the programming distributed on the community channel in the licensed area in each broadcast week to the distribution of local community television programming.

  • (2) Except as otherwise provided under a condition of its licence, a licensee

    • (a) shall devote at least the following percentages of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television programming:

      • (i) 35% for the broadcast year beginning on September 1, 2011 and ending on August 31, 2012,

      • (ii) 40% for the broadcast year beginning on September 1, 2012 and ending on August 31, 2013,

      • (iii) 45% for the broadcast year beginning on September 1, 2013 and ending on August 31, 2014, and

      • (iv) 50% for each successive broadcast year beginning on September 1, 2014;

    • (b) shall, on or before August 31, 2014, devote a further percentage up to a total of 50% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television programming, according to requests;

    • (c) shall, if one or more community television corporations are in operation in a licensed area, make available to them up to 20% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week for community access television programming; and

    • (d) shall, if one or more community television corporations are in operation in a licensed area, make available to each of them, on request, not less than four hours of community access television programming in each broadcast week.

  • (3) The time allocated to the distribution of alphanumeric message services is excluded from the calculation of the programming requirement under this section.

  • SOR/2001-75, s. 8
  • SOR/2003-29, s. 3
  • SOR/2011-148, s. 8
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