Discretionary Services Regulations (SOR/2017-159)

Regulations are current to 2017-10-13 and last amended on 2017-09-01. Previous Versions

SCHEDULE 2(Section 8)Codes

PART A

Code Indicating Program Language

Column 1Column 2
ItemCodeDescription
1([Abbreviated name of language]Language of the original production
2[Abbreviated name of language]Language of the program (for all programs of an ethnic station or for programs of a station if the language of the programs differs from the official language for which the station is principally licensed)

PART B

Code Indicating Accessible Program

Column 1Column 2
ItemCodeDescription
1CC [to be inserted following key figure]Program contains closed captioning for viewers who are deaf and hard of hearing, which has been exhibited during the complete length of the program
2DV [to be inserted following key figure]Program contains described video for viewers who are blind or have visual impairments, which has been exhibited during the complete length of the program
3AD [to be inserted following key figure]Program contains audio description for viewers who are blind or have visual impairments
4CD [to be inserted following key figure]Program contains both closed captioning and described video, which has been exhibited during the complete length of the program
5CA [to be inserted following key figure]Program contains both closed captioning which has been exhibited during the complete length of the program and audio description

PART C

Code Indicating Type

Column 1Column 2
ItemCodeDescription
1Type AA program in a language other than English, French or a language of the Indigenous peoples of Canada
2Type BA program in English or in French that is directed toward a distinct ethnic group whose mother tongue is English or French or in whose country of origin a common language is English or French
3Type CA program in English or in French that is directed toward a distinct ethnic group whose mother tongue is included in Type A
4Type DA bilingual program in English or in French as well as in a language other than English, French or in a language of the Indigenous peoples of Canada that is directed toward a distinct ethnic group
5Type EA program in English or in French that is directed toward ethnic groups or toward the general public and that depicts Canada’s cultural diversity through services that are multicultural, educational, informational or inter-cultural
6Type XWhere the licensee is not required by a condition of licence to broadcast prescribed levels of Type A, B, C, D or E programming, an ethnic program, as defined in section 2 of the Television Broadcasting Regulations, 1987

PART D

Code Indicating Group

Column 1Column 2
ItemCodeDescription
1[Abbreviated name of ethnic group]The distinct ethnic group toward which an ethnic program, as defined in section 2 of the Television Broadcasting Regulations, 1987, is directed
 
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