Broadcasting Order CRTC 2013-375

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Ottawa, 8 August 2013

Distribution of the programming service of ARTV inc. by licensed terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertakings

Pursuant to section 9(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Act, the Commission orders licensees of terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertakings to distribute ARTV inc.’s programming service in anglophone markets, effective 1 January 2014, on the following terms and conditions:

(a) This order applies to all licensed terrestrial distribution undertakings. These licensees are collectively referred to in this order as distribution licensees.

(b) Notwithstanding the foregoing, this order only requires the distribution of the ARTV programming service on a digital basis by distribution licensees that distribute programming on such a basis to subscribers in a licensed area.

(c) Notwithstanding the foregoing, distribution licensees shall not be required to distribute the programming service under 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.

(d) This order shall remain in effect until 31 August 2018.

For the purposes of this order, the terms “anglophone market,” “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.

Secretary General

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