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Public Notice

Ottawa, 30 April 1993
Public Notice CRTC 1993-48
The Commission, pursuant to subsection 9(4) of the Broadcasting Act, by this order, exempts from the requirements of Part 1 of the Act and any regulations, those persons carrying on broadcasting undertakings of the class defined by the following criteria:
The purpose of these radio and/or television network undertakings is to supply radio and/or television stations licensed or exempted by the Commission with coverage of unexpected, non-recurring events, such as special concerts and commemorative programs, or of public emergencies such as natural disasters and major accidents.
1. The Commission would not be prohibited from licensing the undertaking by virtue of any direction to the Commission by the Governor in Council.
2. The undertaking meets all technical requirements of the Department of Communications and has acquired all authorizations or certificates prescribed by the Department.
3. The undertaking is a network operation and, in Canada, distributes programming to licensed or exempted radio or television undertakings only.
4.  The undertaking
  a) distributes its programming for a period of less than 24 consecutive hours, where the broadcast is of a one-time, non-recurring event, or
  b) distributes its programming over a period of not more than seven consecutive days, where the broadcast is of a public emergency.
5. The programming is distributed live or on a tape-delayed basis and, if taped, is distributed within 24 hours of the time of the original recording.
6. The undertaking does not broadcast programming that is reli-gious or political in nature.
Allan J. Darling
Secretary General

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