ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2007-81

This page has been archived on the Web

Information identified as archived on the Web is for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. Archived Decisions, Notices and Orders (DNOs) remain in effect except to the extent they are amended or reversed by the Commission, a court, or the government. The text of archived information has not been altered or updated after the date of archiving. Changes to DNOs are published as “dashes” to the original DNO number. Web pages that are archived on the Web are not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards. As per the Communications Policy of the Government of Canada, you can request alternate formats by contacting us.


Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2007-81

  Ottawa, 13 July 2007

Call for comments on proposed amendments to the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations - Implementation of the Exemption order respecting certain third-language television undertakings


The Commission proposes to amend the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (the Regulations) in order to implement the policy established in Exemption order respecting certain third-language television undertakings, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2007-33, 30 March 2007.


In particular, the Commission proposes to amend the Regulations to specify that exempt third-language programming undertakings will be counted for the purposes of the requirement of section 18(14) of the Regulations which specifies that broadcasting distribution undertakings must distribute five unrelated Category 2 services for every related Category 2 service they distribute.


The proposed Regulations Amending the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations are appended to this public notice. The Commission invites comments on the wording of the proposed amendments set out in this notice. The Commission will accept comments that it receives on or before 13 August 2007.


The Commission will not formally acknowledge comments. It will, however, fully consider all comments and they will form part of the public record of the proceeding, provided that the procedures for filing set out below have been followed.

Procedures for filing comments

5. Interested parties can file their comments to the Secretary General of the Commission:
  • by usingthe
    Broadcasting Intervention/Comments Form


  • by mail to
    CRTC, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0N2


  • by fax at


Submissions longer than five pages should include a summary.


Please number each paragraph of your submission. In addition, please enter the line ***End of document*** following the last paragraph. This will help the Commission verify that the document has not been damaged during transmission.
  Important notice


Note that all information that you provide as part of this public process, except information granted confidentiality, whether sent by postal mail, facsimile, e-mail or through the Commission's Web site at, becomes part of a publicly accessible file and will be posted on the Commission's Web site. This information includes your personal information, such as your full name, e-mail address, postal/street address, telephone and facsimile number(s), and any other personal information you provide.


The personal information you provide will be used and may be disclosed for the purpose for which the information was obtained or compiled by the Commission, or for a use consistent with that purpose.


Documents received electronically or otherwise will be put on the Commission's Web site in their entirety exactly as you send them, including any personal information contained therein, in the official language and format in which they are received. Documents not received electronically will be available in PDF format.


Please note that the information you provide to the Commission as part of this public process is entered into an unsearchable database dedicated to this specific public process. This database is accessible only from the webpage of this particular public process. As a result, a general search of our Web site with the help of either our own search engine or a third-party search engine will not provide access to the information which was provided as part of this public process.


The Commission encourages interested parties to monitor the public examination file and the Commission's Web site for additional information that they may find useful when preparing their comments.

Examination of public comments and related documents at the following Commission offices during normal business hours

  Toll-free telephone: 1-877-249-2782
Toll-free TDD: 1-877-909-2782
  Central Building
Les Terrasses de la Chaudière
1 Promenade du Portage, Room 206
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0N2
Tel.: 819-997-2429
Fax: 819-994-0218
  Metropolitan Place
99 Wyse Road
Suite 1410
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 4S5
Tel.: 902-426-7997
Fax: 902-426-2721
  205 Viger Avenue West
Suite 504
Montréal, Quebec  H2Z 1G2
Tel.: 514-283-6607
  55 St. Clair Avenue East
Suite 624
Toronto, Ontario M4T 1M2
Tel.: 416-952-9096
  Kensington Building
275 Portage Avenue
Suite 1810
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2B3
Tel.: 204-983-6306
TDD: 204-983-8274
Fax: 204-983-6317
  Cornwall Professional Building
2125 - 11th Avenue
Room 103
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 3X3
Tel.: 306-780-3422
  10405 Jasper Avenue
Suite 520
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3N4
Tel.: 780-495-3224
  530-580 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 3B6
Tel.: 604-666-2111
TDD: 604-666-0778
Fax: 604-666-8322
  Secretary General
  This document is available in alternative format upon request, and may also be examined in PDF format or in HTML at the following Internet site:
  Regulations Amending the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations


  1. (1) The portion of subsection 18(13) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations1 before paragraph (a) is replaced by the following:

(13) For the purpose of subsection (14), Category 2 service includes

  (2) Subsection 18(14) of the Regulations is replaced by the following:

(13.1) For the purpose of subsection (14), "exempt third-language service" means a programming service offered by a programming undertaking that is an exempt programming undertaking as a result of the Commission's order entitled Exemption order respecting third-language television programming undertakings, as set out in the Appendix to Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2007-33.


(14) Except as otherwise provided under a condition of its licence, a licensee shall - for each Category 2 service and each exempt third-language service of a related programming undertaking that it distributes in a licensed area - distribute at least five Category 2 services or exempt third-language services, or a combination of at least five of those services, of any unrelated programming undertakings in the licensed area.



  2. These Regulations come into force on the day on which they are registered.

[1] SOR/97-555

Date Modified: 2007-07-13

Date modified: