ARCHIVED - Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-450-1
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Route reference: 2011-55
Additional reference: 2011-450
Ottawa, 3 October 2011
AEBC Internet Corp.
Vancouver and Lower Mainland, British Columbia
Application 2010-1653-5, received 9 November 2010
Terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking to serve Vancouver and the Lower Mainland – Corrections
- In Broadcasting Decision 2011-450, the Commission approved an application by AEBC Internet Corp. for a broadcasting licence to operate a terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) to serve Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.
- As the Commission indicated in that decision, in Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy 2009-430, the Commission stated its intention to impose on BDUs a number of requirements and expectations pertaining to customer service, access to described video and accessibility of programming. The Commission further indicated that, as set out in Broadcasting Regulatory Policy 2010-622, it intended to impose conditions of licence requiring licensed BDUs that operate community channels to a) caption 100% of original licensee-produced programming by the end of the licence term, and b) to provide audio description for all information programs and for news programming (that is, the voice-over of key textual, graphic design and still image elements, such as phone numbers, stock information or weather maps that are posted on the screen). However, the Commission inadvertently omitted to include conditions of licence in regard to captioning and audio description for the terrestrial BDU approved in Broadcasting Decision 2011-450.
- Accordingly, the Commission corrects Broadcasting Decision 2011-450 by adding to the appendix of that decision the following conditions of licence:
The licensee shall caption 100% of original licensee-produced programming on the community channel by the end of the licence term.
The licensee shall provide audio description for all the key elements of information programs, including news programming on its community channel (that is, the voice-over of key textual, graphic design and still image elements, such as phone numbers, stock information, or weather maps that are posted on the screen).
Terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking to serve Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2011-450, 28 July 2011
Community television policy, Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2010-622, 26 August 2010
Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, Broadcasting and Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2009-430, 21 July 2009
*This decision is to be appended to the licence.
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