Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (SOR/97-555)

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Broadcasting Distribution Regulations

SOR/97-555

BROADCASTING ACT

Registration 1997-12-08

Broadcasting Distribution Regulations

Whereas, pursuant to subsection 10(3) of the Broadcasting ActFootnote a, a copy of the proposed Broadcasting Distribution Regulations, substantially in the annexed form, was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on July 12, 1997, and a reasonable opportunity was given to licensees and other interested persons to make representations to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission with respect thereto;

Therefore, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, pursuant to subsection 10(1) of the Broadcasting ActFootnote a, hereby makes the annexed Broadcasting Distribution Regulations.

Hull, Quebec, December 8, 1997

Interpretation

 The definitions in this section apply in these Regulations.

Act

Act means the Broadcasting Act. (Loi)

affiliate

affiliate means

  • (a) in respect of a distribution undertaking, a person that controls the licensee, or that is controlled by the licensee or by a person that controls the licensee; and

  • (b) in respect of a television station, one that has an affiliation agreement with another television station. (affiliée)

affiliation agreement

affiliation agreement means an agreement between one or more television stations and another television station according to which programs provided by the latter station are broadcast by the one or more stations at a predetermined time. (contrat d’affiliation)

allowable contribution to local expression

allowable contribution to local expression means

  • (a) in the case of a licensed area the majority of the population of which resides in a metropolitan market, any contribution to local expression; and

  • (b) in the case of a licensed area the majority of the population of which does not reside in a metropolitan market, the sum of

    • (i) any contributions to local expression that are directed to community programming for distribution on the licensee’s own community channel, and

    • (ii) any other contributions to local expression up to the amount of the contribution referred to in subparagraph (i). (contribution à l’expression locale admissible)

AM station

AM station means a station that broadcasts in the AM frequency band of 525 to 1 705 kHz. It does not include a carrier current undertaking or a transmitter that only rebroadcasts the radiocommunications of another station. (station AM)

anglophone market

anglophone market, in respect of a licensed area, means a market that is not a francophone market. (marché anglophone)

Atlantic provinces

Atlantic provinces means Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador. (provinces de l’Atlantique)

authorized non-Canadian programming service

authorized non-Canadian programming service means a programming service that is authorized for distribution by the Commission and is included in the appendix to Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2011-399, dated June 30, 2011 and entitled List of non-Canadian programming services authorized for distribution, as amended from time to time. (service de programmation non canadien approuvé)

available channel

available channel[Repealed, SOR/2011-148, s. 1]

basic band

basic band[Repealed, SOR/2011-148, s. 1]

basic monthly fee

basic monthly fee[Repealed, SOR/2011-148, s. 1]

basic service

basic service means a package of programming services that is distributed by a licensee in a licensed area for a single fee and that consists of

  • (a) in the case of a terrestrial distribution undertaking that distributes programming services on a digital basis, the programming services that are distributed in accordance with section 17 or a condition of its licence;

  • (b) in the case of a terrestrial distribution undertaking that distributes programming services on an analog basis, the programming services that are required to be distributed under section 41 or a condition of its licence, and any other services that are included in the package; and

  • (c) in the case of a DTH distribution undertaking, the programming services that are distributed in accordance with section 46 or a condition of its licence. (service de base)

broadcast week

broadcast week means a period of seven consecutive days beginning on a Sunday. (semaine de radiodiffusion)

broadcast year

broadcast year means the period beginning on September 1 in a calendar year and ending on August 31 of the following calendar year. (année de radiodiffusion)

cable distribution undertaking

cable distribution undertaking means an undertaking that distributes broadcasting to subscribers predominantly over closed transmission paths. (entreprise de distribution par câble)

Canadian production fund

Canadian production fund means the Canada Media Fund or its successor. (fonds de production canadien)

Canadian programming service

Canadian programming service means a programming service

  • (a) that originates entirely within Canada; or

  • (b) that is provided by a licensed programming undertaking. (service de programmation canadien)

Category A service

Category A service means

  • (a) in respect of a licence that was issued before September 1, 2011,

    • (i) a pay television service, other than a Category C service or a service that was designated as a Category 2 service by the Commission before that day, or

    • (ii) a specialty service, other than a Category C service or a service that was designated as a Category 2 service by the Commission before that day; and

  • (b) in respect of a licence that is issued during the period beginning on September 1, 2011 and ending on August 31, 2018, a Canadian programming service that is designated as a Category A service by the Commission. (service de catégorie A)

Category B service

Category B service[Repealed, SOR/2015-239, s. 1]

Category C service

Category C service means

  • (a) a Canadian programming service that is designated as such by the Commission; or

  • (b) a pay television service or a specialty service that is subject to the conditions of licence set out in

    • (i) the appendices to Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-562-2, dated May 25, 2012 and entitled Conditions of licence for competitive Canadian specialty services operating in the genres of mainstream sports and national news – Definition of broadcast day for mainstream sports services, as amended from time to time; or

    • (ii) the appendix to Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2015-436, dated September 23, 2015 and entitled Revised standard conditions of licence for Canadian discretionary services operating as national news services, as amended from time to time. (service de catégorie C)

Category 1 service

Category 1 service[Repealed, SOR/2011-148, s. 1]

Category 2 service

Category 2 service[Repealed, SOR/2011-148, s. 1]

channel

channel[Repealed, SOR/2011-148, s. 1]

Class 1 licensee

Class 1 licensee[Repealed, SOR/2011-148, s. 1]

Class 2 licensee

Class 2 licensee[Repealed, SOR/2011-148, s. 1]

Class 3 licensee

Class 3 licensee[Repealed, SOR/2011-148, s. 1]

clock hour

clock hour means a period of 60 minutes beginning on each hour and ending immediately before the next hour. (heure d’horloge)

commercial message

commercial message means an advertisement that is intended to sell or promote goods, a service or an activity, directly or indirectly, or an announcement that mentions or displays in a list of prizes the name of the person selling or promoting those goods or that service or activity. (message publicitaire)

community access television programming

community access television programming means programming produced by an individual, group or community television corporation residing within the licensed area of a cable distribution undertaking. (programmation d’accès à la télévision communautaire)

community-based digital undertaking

community-based digital undertaking means a programming undertaking that is licensed as a community-based digital undertaking and whose programming service is distributed on a digital basis. (entreprise communautaire numérique)

community-based low-power television station

community-based low-power television station means an analog or digital over-the-air programming undertaking that is licensed as a community-based low-power television station. (station de télévision communautaire de faible puissance)

community channel

community channel means the channel of a distribution undertaking that is used by a licensee or by a community programming undertaking for the distribution of community programming within a licensed area of the distribution undertaking. (canal communautaire)

community programming

community programming means, in relation to a licensed area, programming that is produced

  • (a) by the licensee in the licensed area or by members of the community served in the licensed area;

  • (b) by the licensee in another licensed area or by the members of the community served in that other licensed area and that is relevant to the community referred to in paragraph (a);

  • (c) by another licensee in a licensed area or by the members of the community served in that licensed area and that is relevant to the community referred to in paragraph (a); or

  • (d) by a person licensed to operate a network for the purpose of producing community programming for distribution by the licensee on a community channel.

This definition includes community access television programming and local community television programming. (programmation communautaire)

community programming undertaking

community programming undertaking means a television programming undertaking operated by a not-for-profit organization that is licensed to operate a community channel. (entreprise de programmation communautaire)

community television corporation

community television corporation means a not-for-profit corporation that resides within a licensed area, that is incorporated by or under the laws of Canada or of a province and of which

  • (a) the primary activity is to produce local community television programming or to operate a community channel that is reflective of the community it represents;

  • (b) board members are drawn from the community; and

  • (c) all board members are entitled to participate and vote at an annual meeting. (société de télévision communautaire)

comparable

comparable, in respect of two or more programming services, means that not less than 95% of the video and audio components of those programming services, exclusive of commercial messages and of any part of the services carried on a subsidiary signal, are the same. (comparable)

contribution to community programming

contribution to community programming means a contribution made by a licensee toward the creation and distribution of community programming. (contribution à la programmation communautaire)

contribution to local expression

contribution to local expression means a contribution to

  • (a) community programming for distribution on the licensee’s own community channel;

  • (b) community programming for distribution on a community channel in another licensed area or an exempt area, that is operated by the licensee or by an affiliate; or

  • (c) locally reflective news programming. (contribution à l’expression locale)

contribution to locally reflective news programming

contribution to locally reflective news programming means a contribution that is made by a licensee to a television station that is designated by the Commission to receive contributions from broadcasting distribution undertakings for the creation of locally reflective news programming. (contribution aux émissions de nouvelles reflétant la réalité locale)

control

control means, in respect of a programming undertaking, any situation by which de facto control is achieved, whether directly through the ownership of securities, or indirectly through a trust, agreement or arrangement, through the ownership of a body corporate or otherwise. (contrôle)

customer

customer means a person who is liable for payment for programming services that are distributed by a licensee and that are received directly or indirectly by one or more subscribers. It does not include the owner or operator of a hotel, hospital, nursing home or other commercial or institutional premises. (client)

demarcation point

demarcation point, in respect of the wire that is used by a distribution undertaking for the distribution of programming services to a subscriber, means

  • (a) if the subscriber’s residence or other premises are a single-unit building,

    • (i) 30 cm outside the exterior wall of the subscriber’s premises, or

    • (ii) any point to which the licensee and the customer or subscriber have agreed; and

  • (b) if the subscriber’s residence or other premises are located in a multiple-unit building,

    • (i) the point at which the wire is diverted to the exclusive use and benefit of that subscriber, or

    • (ii) any point to which the licensee and the customer or subscriber have agreed. (point de démarcation)

digital radio station

digital radio station means a station that broadcasts in the frequency band of 1 452 to 1 492 MHz (L-Band) using a digital transmission system. (station de radio numérique)

digital service area

digital service area means a service area for a licensed digital radio station that is identified in the broadcasting certificate that is issued for that station by the Minister of Industry under paragraph 5(1)(a) of the Radiocommunication Act. (zone de desserte numérique)

discretionary basis

discretionary basis means, in respect of the distribution of a programming service, its distribution as other than part of the basic service or the first-tier offering for a fee that is in addition to that charged for the basic service or the first-tier offering. (base facultative)

discretionary service

discretionary service means a programming service that is not included in basic service, other than

  • (a) an on-demand service;

  • (b) an audio programming service;

  • (c) a pay audio service;

  • (d) a specialty audio service;

  • (e) a non-Canadian programming service; or

  • (f) the programming service of a television station. (service facultatif)

distant television station

distant television station means

  • (a) in relation to a subscriber of a DTH distribution undertaking, a licensed television station that has a Grade B official contour or noise-limited bounding official contour that is more than 32 km from the area in which the subscriber’s residence or other premises are located; and

  • (b) in relation to a terrestrial distribution undertaking, a licensed television station other than a local television station, regional television station or extra-regional television station. (station de télévision éloignée)

DTH distribution undertaking

DTH distribution undertaking means a direct-to-home (DTH) satellite distribution undertaking. (entreprise de distribution par SRD)

DTH eligible satellite service

DTH eligible satellite service[Repealed, SOR/2011-148, s. 1]

DTH pay-per-view service

DTH pay-per-view service means the pay-per-view service provided by a person licensed to carry on a direct-to-home pay-per-view television programming undertaking. (service à la carte par SRD)

educational authority

educational authority means a body that is

educational radio programming service

educational radio programming service means a radio programming service that provides the programming described in the definition of independent corporation in section 2 of the Direction to the CRTC (Ineligibility to Hold Broadcasting Licences). (service de programmation de radio éducative)

educational television programming service

educational television programming service means a television programming service that provides the programming described in the definition of independent corporation in section 2 of the Direction to the CRTC (Ineligibility to Hold Broadcasting Licences). (service de programmation de télévision éducative)

election period

election period means

  • (a) in the case of a federal or provincial election or of a federal, provincial or municipal referendum, the period beginning on the date of the announcement of the election or referendum and ending on the date of the election or referendum; or

  • (b) in the case of a municipal election, the period beginning two months before the date of the election and ending on the date of the election. (période électorale)

emergency alert message

emergency alert message[Repealed, SOR/2007-164, s. 1]

English major ownership group

English major ownership group means a major ownership group that provides its programming primarily in English. (groupe de propriété principal de langue anglaise)

ethnic Category A service

ethnic Category A service[Repealed, SOR/2015-239, s. 1]

ethnic station

ethnic station[Repealed, SOR/2011-148, s. 1]

exempt Category B service

exempt Category B service[Repealed, SOR/2015-239, s. 1]

exempt discretionary service

exempt discretionary service means a discretionary service that is offered by an exempt programming undertaking that meets the criteria set out in the appendix to Broadcasting Order CRTC 2015-88, dated March 12, 2015 and entitled Exemption order respecting discretionary television programming undertakings serving fewer than 200,000 subscribers, as amended from time to time. (service facultatif exempté)

exempt programming service

exempt programming service means a programming service that is offered by an exempt programming undertaking. (service de programmation exempté)

exempt programming undertaking

exempt programming undertaking means a programming undertaking the operator of which is exempted from any or all of the requirements of Part II of the Act in an order made by the Commission under subsection 9(4) of the Act. (entreprise de programmation exemptée)

exempt third-language service

exempt third-language service[Repealed, SOR/2015-239, s. 1]

extra-regional television station

extra-regional television station, in relation to a licensed area of a distribution undertaking, means a licensed television station that has

  • (a) a Grade A or Grade B official contour, digital urban official contour or noise-limited bounding official contour that does not include any part of the licensed area; and

  • (b) a Grade B official contour or noise-limited bounding official contour that includes any point located 32 km or less from the local head end of the licensed area. (station de télévision extra-régionale)

first-tier offering

first-tier offering means a package of programming services that is distributed by a licensee in a licensed area for a single fee and that consists of

  • (a) in the case of a terrestrial distribution undertaking that distributes programming services on a digital basis, the programming services that are distributed in accordance with section 17.3 or a condition of its licence; and

  • (b) in the case of a DTH distribution undertaking, the programming services that are distributed in accordance with section 46.3 or a condition of its licence. (premier volet facultatif)

FM station

FM station means a station that broadcasts in the FM frequency band of 88 to 108 MHz. It does not include a carrier current undertaking or a transmitter that only rebroadcasts the radiocommunications of another station. (station FM)

format

format, in respect of a video programming service, means analog, standard definition or high definition. (format)

4 + 1 package of programming services

4 + 1 package of programming services means a package that consists of the programming services of

  • (a) four non-Canadian television stations that are each affiliated with a different commercial network; and

  • (b) one non-commercial non-Canadian television station. (bloc de services de programmation 4 + 1)

francophone market

francophone market, in respect of a licensed area, means a market in which, according to the most recent population figures published by Statistics Canada, French is used as the mother tongue by more than 50% of the total population of all cities, towns and other municipalities that are situated in whole or in part within the licensed area. (marché francophone)

high definition

high definition means a television signal that consists of at least 1,280 vertical lines of resolution and 720 horizontal lines of resolution. (haute définition)

high definition service

high definition service means a programming service that provides any amount of its programming in high definition and includes a high definition version of a programming service. (service haute définition)

high definition version

high definition version means

  • (a) in respect of a discretionary service or a programming service that is distributed under paragraph 17(1)(g), the version of that service that is authorized by a condition of licence;

  • (b) in respect of an authorized non-Canadian programming service, the version of that service that has the following characteristics:

    • (i) not more than 14 hours — over the course of a broadcast week — of the video and audio components are different from the analog or standard definition version of the programming service, excluding commercial messages and any part of the programming service that is carried on a subsidiary signal, and

    • (ii) the video and audio components that are different from the analog or standard definition version of the programming service are broadcast in high definition; and

  • (c) in respect of a Canadian television station, the version of that television station that contains any amount of programming in high definition. (version haute définition)

House of Commons programming service

House of Commons programming service[Repealed, SOR/2011-148, s. 1]

Independent Local News Fund

Independent Local News Fund means the fund referred to in Appendix 1 to Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2016-224 entitled Policy framework for local and community television. (fonds pour les nouvelles locales indépendantes)

independent production fund

independent production fund means a production fund, other than the Canadian production fund, that meets the criteria set out in the Appendix to Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2016-343 entitled Policy Framework for Certified Independent Production Funds. (fonds de production indépendant)

inside wire

inside wire means the wire that is used by a distribution undertaking for the distribution of programming services that is located inside a building or, in the case of an externally wired multiple-unit building, outside the building, and that extends from the demarcation point to one or more terminal devices inside a subscriber’s residence or other premises. It includes the outlets, splitters and faceplates that are attached or connected to the wire but does not include a secured enclosure that is used to house the wire and that is attached to the exterior wall of a subscriber’s residence or other premises, an amplifier, a channel converter, a decoder or a remote control unit. (câblage intérieur)

licence

licence means

  • (a) in the case of a discretionary service or a programming service that is distributed under paragraph 17(1)(g), a licence to carry on a discretionary programming undertaking, a pay television programming undertaking or a specialty programming undertaking;

  • (b) in the case of an on-demand service, a licence to carry on an on-demand programming undertaking, a pay-per-view programming undertaking or a video-on-demand programming undertaking;

  • (c) in the case of a television station, a licence to carry on a television station; and

  • (d) in any other case, a licence to carry on a distribution undertaking. (licence)

licensed

licensed means licensed by the Commission under paragraph 9(1)(b) of the Act. (autorisé)

licensed area

licensed area means an area for which a licensee has been licensed to carry on a distribution undertaking. (zone de desserte autorisée)

licensee

licensee means a person who is authorized by a licence or a regional licence to carry on one or more distribution undertakings. (titulaire)

local AM station

local AM station means, in relation to a licensed area of a distribution undertaking, a licensed AM station that has its principal studio located within 32 km of the local head end of the licensed area. (station AM locale)

local community television programming

local community television programming means, in relation to a licensed area, programming that is reflective of the community served in the licensed area and that is produced

  • (a) by the licensee in the licensed area, by the members of the community served in the licensed area or by a community television corporation residing in the licensed area; or

  • (b) by another licensee in a licensed area within the same municipality as the licensee referred to in paragraph (a), by the members of the community served in that licensed area or by a community television corporation residing within that licensed area. (programmation locale de télévision communautaire)

local digital radio station

local digital radio station means, in relation to a licensed area of a distribution undertaking, a licensed digital radio station that has a digital service area that includes any part of the licensed area. (station de radio numérique locale)

local FM station

local FM station means, in relation to a licensed area of a distribution undertaking, a licensed FM station that has a 500 µV/m official contour that includes any part of the licensed area. (station FM locale)

local head end

local head end means

  • (a) in respect of a radiocommunication distribution undertaking, its transmitter site; and

  • (b) in respect of any other terrestrial distribution undertaking,

    • (i) the specific location at which it receives the majority of the programming services that it distributes in a licensed area that are provided by local television stations or, if there are no local television stations, by regional television stations, or

    • (ii) if the majority of programming services are not received at one specific location, the specific location in the licensed area that has been designated by the licensee and authorized by the Commission as the licensee’s head end for that licensed area. (tête de ligne locale)

Local Programming Improvement Fund

Local Programming Improvement Fund[Repealed, SOR/2015-239, s. 1]

local radio station

local radio station means a local AM station, a local FM station or a local digital radio station. (station de radio locale)

local television station

local television station, in relation to a licensed area of a distribution undertaking, means a licensed television station that

  • (a) has a Grade A official contour or digital urban official contour that includes any part of the licensed area; or

  • (b) if there is no Grade A official contour or digital urban official contour, has a transmitting antenna that is located within 15 km of the licensed area. (station de télévision locale)

locally reflective news programming

locally reflective news programming means programming from category 1 or 2(a) set out in item 6, column 1, of Schedule I to the Television Broadcasting Regulations, 1987

  • (a) the subject matter of which relates specifically to the market that a television station is licensed to serve;

  • (b) that portrays an onscreen image of that market; and

  • (c) that is produced by the station’s staff or by an independent producer specifically for the station. (émissions de nouvelles reflétant la réalité locale)

major ownership group

major ownership group means an ownership group that is set out in the schedule. (groupe de propriété principal)

metropolitan market

metropolitan market means the census metropolitan area — within the meaning of the Statistics Canada document entitled Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2016 — of Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver. (marché métropolitain)

new programming service

new programming service means a programming service that has not been previously distributed in Canada and includes, but is not limited to, a high definition version or a new multiplex of an existing programming service. (nouveau service de programmation)

non-Canadian programming service

non-Canadian programming service means a programming service that is not a Canadian programming service. (service de programmation non canadien)

non-Canadian television station

non-Canadian television station means a television station that has a transmitter site located outside Canada. (station de télévision non canadienne)

official contour

official contour means a service contour for a licensed television station, licensed AM station or licensed FM station, that is identified in the broadcasting certificate that is issued for that station by the Minister of Industry under paragraph 5(1)(a) of the Radiocommunication Act. (périmètre de rayonnement officiel)

on-demand service

on-demand service means a pay-per-view service, a video-on-demand service or any other programming service that provides programs that are accessed individually at the request of a subscriber. (service sur demande)

operator

operator means

  • (a) in relation to a licensed programming undertaking, the person that is licensed to carry on the programming undertaking; or

  • (b) in relation to an exempt programming undertaking, the person that carries on the exempt programming undertaking. (exploitant)

ownership group

ownership group means a person that controls one or more persons that carry on one or more licensed or exempt programming undertakings and all persons that carry on those programming undertakings. (groupe de propriété)

Part 2 eligible satellite service

Part 2 eligible satellite service[Repealed, SOR/2011-148, s. 1]

Part 3 eligible satellite service

Part 3 eligible satellite service[Repealed, SOR/2011-148, s. 1]

pay audio service

pay audio service means the programming service provided by a person licensed to carry on a pay audio programming undertaking. (service sonore payant)

pay-per-view service

pay-per-view service means a scheduled programming service that is provided to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis. (service à la carte)

pay television service

pay television service means the programming service, other than the pay-per-view service, provided by a person licensed to carry on a pay television programming undertaking. (service de télévision payante)

programming service

programming service means a program that is provided by a programming undertaking. (service de programmation)

public affairs programming service

public affairs programming service[Repealed, SOR/2011-148, s. 1]

radiocommunication distribution undertaking

radiocommunication distribution undertaking means a distribution undertaking, other than a DTH distribution undertaking, that distributes programming services predominantly by means of radio waves. (entreprise de distribution de radiocommunication)

regional licence

regional licence means a licence issued by the Commission that authorizes the licensee to carry on distribution undertakings in two or more licensed areas. (licence régionale)

regional television station

regional television station, in relation to a licensed area of a distribution undertaking, means a licensed television station — other than a local television station — that has a Grade B official contour or noise-limited bounding official contour that includes any part of the licensed area. (station de télévision régionale)

related programming undertaking

related programming undertaking means a programming undertaking of which a licensee or an affiliate of that licensee, or both, controls more than 10%. (entreprise de programmation liée)

relay distribution undertaking

relay distribution undertaking means a distribution undertaking that receives the programming services of programming undertakings and distributes them only to one or more other distribution undertakings. (entreprise de distribution par relais)

restricted channel

restricted channel[Repealed, SOR/2011-148, s. 1]

service area

service area means an area for which a community-based digital undertaking or a community-based low-power television station has been licensed. (zone de service)

share

share means a share in the capital of a corporation and includes a security that is convertible into a share at all times at the option of the holder. (action)

Small Market Local Production Fund

Small Market Local Production Fund[Repealed, SOR/2017-160, s. 1]

specialty audio service

specialty audio service means a programming service provided by a person licensed to carry on a specialty audio programming undertaking. (service sonore spécialisé)

specialty service

specialty service means the programming service provided by a person licensed to carry on a specialty programming undertaking. (service spécialisé)

standard definition

standard definition means a television signal that consists of fewer lines of horizontal or vertical resolution than does a high definition version of a television signal. (définition standard)

station

station means a radio or television programming undertaking that is licensed as a radio or television station or that provides its programming service by way of a transmitting antenna, or a radiocommunication distribution undertaking that rebroadcasts, by way of a signal that is not encrypted, the programming service of a radio or television programming undertaking. (station)

subscriber

subscriber means

  • (a) a household of one or more persons, whether occupying a single-unit dwelling or a unit in a multiple-unit dwelling, to which service is provided directly or indirectly by a licensee; or

  • (b) the owner or operator of a hotel, hospital, nursing home or other commercial or institutional premises to which service is provided by a licensee. (abonné)

subscription television system

subscription television system means an undertaking that distributes encrypted programming services by low-power transmitters using the conventional VHF or UHF television bands. (système de télévision par abonnement)

television pay-per-view service

television pay-per-view service means the pay-per-view service that is provided by a person licensed to carry on a pay-per-view programming undertaking. (service de télévision à la carte)

terrestrial distribution undertaking

terrestrial distribution undertaking means a distribution undertaking — other than a DTH distribution undertaking or a relay distribution undertaking — that is

  • (a) the holder of a terrestrial distribution licence or terrestrial distribution regional licence issued on or after September 1, 2011; or

  • (b) for the remainder of the term of a licence that was issued before September 1, 2011,

    • (i) the holder of a Class 1 licence or Class 1 regional licence,

    • (ii) the holder of a Class 2 licence or Class 2 regional licence, or

    • (iii) the holder of a Class 3 licence or Class 3 regional licence. (entreprise de distribution terrestre)

third-language service

third-language service means a programming service that provides at least 90% of its programming over the broadcast week in one or more languages other than English or French, exclusive of secondary audio programming and subtitles. (service en langue tierce)

unrelated programming undertaking

unrelated programming undertaking means a programming undertaking that is not a related programming undertaking. (entreprise de programmation non liée)

unserved community

unserved community[Repealed, SOR/2011-148, s. 1]

video-on-demand service

video-on-demand service means the programming service provided by a person licensed to carry on a video-on-demand programming undertaking. (service de vidéo sur demande)

wholesale rate

wholesale rate means the monthly fee that is payable by a licensee to a programming undertaking to receive a programming service. (tarif de gros)

  • SOR/2001-75, s. 3;
  • SOR/2002-322, s. 1;
  • SOR/2003-29, s. 1;
  • SOR/2003-217, s. 1;
  • SOR/2003-458, s. 1;
  • SOR/2007-164, s. 1;
  • SOR/2009-234, s. 1;
  • SOR/2011-148, s. 1;
  • SOR/2012-151, s. 12;
  • SOR/2012-194, s. 1;
  • SOR/2013-137, s. 1;
  • SOR/2015-239, s. 1;
  • SOR/2017-160, s. 1.
 
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