Broadcasting Distribution Regulations
32 (1) In this section, programming-related expense means an expenditure for the creation of programming, including
(a) expenditures on volunteer training and volunteer program development and community outreach, but excluding expenditures related to technology, sales, promotion and administration as well as general expenses; and
(b) expenditures related to the acquisition of programming produced by community-based digital undertakings, community-based low-power television stations or community television corporations.
(2) Except as otherwise provided under a condition of its licence, a licensee shall direct to community access programming at least the following percentages of its programming-related expenses:
(a) 35% for the broadcast year beginning on September 1, 2011 and ending on August 31, 2012;
(b) 40% for the broadcast year beginning on September 1, 2012 and ending on August 31, 2013;
(c) 45% for the broadcast year beginning on September 1, 2013 and ending on August 31, 2014; and
(d) 50% for each successive broadcast year beginning on September 1, 2014.
(3) Except in the final year of the term of its licence, a licensee may defer up to 5% of the amount of programming-related expenses required to be directed in respect of a given broadcast year under subsection (2) to the following broadcast year.
- SOR/2001-334, s. 4
- SOR/2003-217, s. 18
- SOR/2011-148, s. 8
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