Television Broadcasting Regulations, 1987 (SOR/87-49)

Regulations are current to 2017-12-11 and last amended on 2017-09-01. Previous Versions

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  • — SOR/2017-160, s. 20

    • 20 Schedules I and II to the Regulations are replaced by the Schedules I and II set out in the schedule to these Regulations.

      SCHEDULE I(Sections 2 and 10)

      Key Figures

      ItemColumn 1Column 2
      Program DescriptionAlphanumeric Characters
      1st2nd3rd4th5th6th7th8th
      1Origin
      Canada (other than Quebec)1
      United States2
      Other7
      Quebec8
      2Time credits
      A program for which 150% credit is given under a condition of licence4
      A program for which 150% credit is not given under a condition of licence5
      3Exhibition
      Original exhibition of a program that has been broadcast or distributed by another licensed broadcasting undertaking1
      Original first-run program (original exhibition of a program that has not been broadcast or distributed by another licensed broadcasting undertaking)2
      Repeat exhibition of a program3
      Live broadcast4
      4Production source
      TV station (licensee)1
      Related production company2
      Other TV station or programming service (include call sign or name)3
      Television network (include network identifier)4
      Canadian independent producer (include Commission “C” number or the number assigned by the Department of Canadian Heritage)5
      Co-venture (include Commission “S.R.” number)6
      Canadian programs from any government and productions of the National Film Board (include the source)7
      Programs from any source that are not accredited as Canadian programs (include the pertinent dubbing credit and Commission “D” or “C” number if applicable)8
      Treaty co-production9
      5Target audience
      Preschool children (0-5 years)1
      Children (6-12 years)2
      Teenagers (13-17 years)3
      Adults (18 years and over)4
      6Categories
      Information:
      010
      • (2) (a) Analysis and interpretation

      02A
      • (b) Long-form documentary

      02B
      • (3) Reporting and actualities

      030
      040
      • (5) (a) Formal education and preschool

      05A
      • (b) Informal education/Recreation and leisure

      05B
      Sports:
      06A
      • (b) Amateur sports

      06B
      Music and entertainment:
      • (7) Drama and comedy (include the appropriate Commission drama credit if applicable)

      • (a) Ongoing dramatic series

      07A
      • (b) Ongoing comedy series (sitcoms)

      07B
      • (c) Specials, mini-series or made-for-TV feature films

      07C
      • (d) Theatrical feature films aired on TV

      07D
      • (e) Animated television programs and films

      07E
      • (f) Programs of comedy sketches, improvisation, unscripted works, stand-up comedy

      07F
      • (g) Other drama

      07G
      • (8) (a) Music and dance other than music video programs or clips

      08A
      • (b) Music video clips

      08B
      • (c) Music video programs

      08C
      090
      100
      • (11) (a) General entertainment and human interest

      11A
      • (b) Reality television

      11B
      Other:
      120
      • (13) Public service announcements

      130
      • (14) Infomercials, promotional and corporate videos

      140

      SCHEDULE II(Sections 2 and 10)Codes

      PART 1

      Code Indicating Program Language

      ItemColumn 1Column 2
      CodeDescription
      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 2

      Code Indicating Accessible Program

      ItemColumn 1Column 2
      CodeDescription
      1CC [to be inserted following key figure]Program contains closed captioning for viewers who are deaf or 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 have 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 3

      Code Indicating Type

      ItemColumn 1Column 2
      CodeDescription
      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 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 XIf 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

      PART 4

      Code Indicating Group

      ItemColumn 1Column 2
      CodeDescription
      1[Abbreviated name of ethnic group]The distinct ethnic group toward which an ethnic program is directed

      PART 5

      Code Indicating Local Programming

      ItemColumn 1Column 2
      CodeDescription
      1RLProgramming that is locally relevant
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