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Broadcasting Distribution Regulations

Version of section 31 from 2017-09-01 to 2024-04-01:

  •  (1) Except as otherwise provided under a condition of its licence, a licensee shall devote at least 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 50% of the programming distributed on the community channel in each broadcast week to community access television programming;

    • (b) [Repealed, SOR/2017-160, s. 7]

    • (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
  • SOR/2017-160, s. 7

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