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Broadcasting Distribution Regulations

Version of section 29 from 2006-03-22 to 2009-08-31:

  •  (1) In this section, contribution to local expression means a contribution made in accordance with Public Notice CRTC 1997-25, entitled New Regulatory Framework for Broadcasting Distribution Undertakings.

  • (2) If a licensee is required under this section to make a contribution to Canadian programming, it shall contribute

    • (a) to the Canadian production fund at least 80% of its total required contribution; and

    • (b) to one or more independent production funds, the remainder of its total required contribution.

  • (3) Except as otherwise provided under a condition of its licence, if a licensee had fewer than 20,000 subscribers on August 31 of the previous broadcast year and does not distribute its own community programming on the community channel, and if a community programming undertaking is licensed in the licensed area, the licensee shall make, in each broadcast year, a contribution of 5% of its gross revenues derived from broadcasting activities in the broadcast year to the community programming undertaking.

  • (4) Except as otherwise provided under a condition of its licence, if a licensee had 20,000 or more subscribers on August 31 of the previous broadcast year and does not distribute its own community programming on the community channel, and if a community programming undertaking is licensed in the licensed area, the licensee shall make, in each broadcast year, a contribution of not less than 3% of its gross revenues derived from broadcasting activities in the broadcast year to Canadian programming and a contribution of 2% of its gross revenues derived from broadcasting activities in the broadcast year to the community programming undertaking.

  • (5) Except as otherwise provided by a condition of its licence, if a Class 1 licensee had fewer than 20,000 subscribers on August 31 of the previous broadcast year and distributes its own community programming on the community channel, the licensee shall make, in each broadcast year, a contribution of not less than 5% of its gross revenues derived from broadcasting activities in the year to Canadian programming, less any contribution to local expression made by the licensee in that year.

  • (6) Except as otherwise provided by a condition of its licence, if a Class 1 licensee had 20,000 or more subscribers on August 31 of the previous broadcast year and distributes its own community programming on the community channel, the licensee shall make, in each broadcast year, a contribution to Canadian programming not less than the greater of

    • (a) 5% of its gross revenues derived from broadcasting activities in the year, less any contribution to local expression made by the licensee in that year, and

    • (b) 3% of its gross revenues derived from broadcasting activities in that year.

  • (7) Except as otherwise provided by a condition of its licence, if a Class 2 licensee distributes its own community programming on the community channel, the licensee shall make, in each broadcast year, a contribution of not less than 5% of its gross revenues derived from broadcasting activities in the year to Canadian programming, less any contribution to local expression made by the licensee in that year.

  • (8) Except as otherwise provided by a condition of its licence, if a licensee does not distribute its own community programming on the community channel and if no community programming undertaking is licensed in the licensed area, the licensee shall make, in each broadcast year, a contribution of not less than 5% of its gross revenues derived from broadcasting activities in the year to Canadian programming.

  • SOR/2003-217, s. 16
  • SOR/2003-458, s. 7
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