Broadcasting Order CRTC 2013-373
Ottawa, 8 August 2013
Distribution of the programming service of Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Incorporated known as the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) by licensed broadcasting distribution undertakings
This order replaces Distribution of the programming service of Television Northern Canada Incorporated to be known as the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) by persons licensed to carry on certain types of broadcasting distribution undertakings, Distribution Order CRTC 1999-2, set out in the appendix to Order respecting the distribution of the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, Public Notice CRTC 1999-70, 21 April 1999.
Pursuant to section 9(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Act, the Commission orders licensees of broadcasting distribution undertakings to distribute the programming service of Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Incorporated known as the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) as part of any basic service, effective 1 January 2014, on the following terms and conditions:
(a) This order applies to licensed distribution undertakings, including terrestrial and DTH distribution undertakings. These licensees are collectively referred to in this order as distribution licensees.
(b) Notwithstanding the foregoing, distribution licensees shall not be required to distribute the programming service pursuant to this order unless the licensee or a third party:
(i) ensures the transmission of the service to each broadcasting distribution undertaking’s head end located within the area for which it is licensed or to a satellite uplink centre located within that area; and
(ii) bears the costs of the transmission.
(c) Each distribution licensee distributing the programming service shall remit to the licensee a wholesale rate of $0.31 per subscriber per month where the service is carried as part of the basic service.
(d) Distribution licensees are authorized to increase the basic monthly fee to be paid by their subscribers by no more than the amount required under this order for the distribution of the service.
(e) This order shall remain in effect until 31 August 2018.
For the purposes of this order, “basic service,” “DTH distribution undertaking,” “licensed,” “programming service” and “terrestrial distribution undertaking” shall have the same meanings as set out in the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations, as amended from time to time.
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