Broadcasting Distribution Regulations

Version of section 32 from 2011-09-01 to 2017-08-31:

  •  (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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