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Broadcasting Distribution Regulations

Version of section 33 from 2017-09-01 to 2024-02-06:

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

    • (a) keep, in a form acceptable to the Commission, a program log or record of the programs that are distributed on the community channel in each licensed area and retain it for a period of one year after distribution of the programs; and

    • (b) enter into the program log or record each day the following information for each program:

      • (i) the title of the program,

      • (ii) its date of distribution, time of commencement and completion, and duration, including the announcements and commercial messages referred to in paragraphs 30(1)(b) and (g),

      • (iii) a brief description of the program, including a statement as to whether it is local community television programming,

      • (iv) the name of the distribution undertaking for which the program was produced and the name of the producer,

      • (v) a statement that indicates whether the program constitutes community access television programming and, if so,

        • (A) the party that has been provided with access and whether that party is a community television corporation, and

        • (B) the name of the individual requesting access, their role in the origination and production of the program and their relationship, if any, with the licensee,

      • (vi) the time of commencement of an announcement or commercial message referred to in paragraphs 30(1)(b) and (g), respectively, its duration and, in the case of a commercial message, the name of the person selling or promoting goods, services or activities,

      • (vii) a statement that indicates whether the program was broadcast with closed captioning, audio description or described video,

      • (viii) a statement that indicates whether the program is an original first-run program, a previously broadcast program or a repeat program, and

      • (ix) the language of the program.

  • (2) A licensee shall retain a clear and intelligible audiovisual recording of each program distributed on the community channel in each licensed area for a period of

    • (a) four weeks after the date of distribution of the program; or

    • (b) eight weeks after the date of distribution of the program, if the Commission receives a complaint from a person regarding the program or, for any other reason, decides to investigate, and so notifies the licensee before the end of the period referred to in paragraph (a).

  • (3) If, before the end of the relevant period referred to in paragraph (1)(a) or subsection (2), the Commission requests from a licensee a program log, a record or a clear and intelligible audiovisual recording, the licensee shall, without delay, furnish the log, record or recording to the Commission.

  • (4) The following definitions apply in this section.

    original first-run program

    original first-run program means a program that is broadcast for the first time on the community channel and that has not already been broadcast on another community channel. (émission originale en première diffusion)

    previously broadcast program

    previously broadcast program means a program that is broadcast for the first time on the community channel and that has already been broadcast on another community channel. (émission déjà diffusée)

    repeat program

    repeat program means a program that has already been broadcast on the community channel. (émission rediffusée)

  • SOR/2003-217, s. 19
  • SOR/2007-248, s. 2
  • SOR/2011-148, s. 8
  • SOR/2017-160, s. 9

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