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Broadcasting Distribution Regulations

Version of section 6 from 2011-09-01 to 2016-02-29:

  •  (1) Except as otherwise provided under a condition of its licence, a licensee shall ensure, in respect of each of analog and digital technology, that a majority of each of the video and audio programming services that are received by a subscriber are devoted to the distribution of Canadian programming services.

  • (2) For the purposes of subsection (1), each programming service of one of the following types counts as a single video programming service regardless of the number of channels on which that programming service is distributed by a licensee in a licensed area:

    • (a) pay television service;

    • (b) television pay-per-view service;

    • (c) DTH pay-per-view service; and

    • (d) video-on-demand service.

  • (3) For the purposes of subsection (1), each analog service, standard definition service and high definition service of the following types of programming service counts as a single video programming service:

    • (a) licensed television station;

    • (b) pay television service;

    • (c) specialty service;

    • (d) authorized non-Canadian programming service; and

    • (e) non-Canadian television station.

  • SOR/2001-334, s. 1
  • SOR/2003-217, s. 2
  • SOR/2011-148, s. 2

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