Broadcasting Order CRTC 2013-381
Ottawa, 8 August 2013
Distribution of the exempt services operated by the Legislative Assemblies of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories
Pursuant to section 9(1)(h) of the Broadcasting Act, the Commission orders licensees of broadcasting distribution undertakings of the type identified in paragraph (a) below to distribute the exempt programming services operated by the Legislative Assemblies of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories (the Assemblies) pursuant to the Parliamentary and Provincial or Territorial Legislature Proceedings Exemption Order appended to Parliamentary and Provincial or Territory Legislature Proceedings Exemption Order: Amendments to previous order in force, Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2002-73, 19 November 2002 (the Exemption Order), as amended from time to time. These services must be distributed effective 1 January 2014 under the following terms and conditions:
(a) This order applies to all licensed DTH distribution undertakings serving Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. These licensees are collectively referred to in this order as distribution licensees.
(b) Except as otherwise provided under a condition of its licence, a DTH distribution undertaking serving Nunavut and the Northwest Territories shall distribute as part of its basic service the services operated by the Assemblies and exempted pursuant to the Exemption Order, as amended from time to time.
(c) Notwithstanding the foregoing, distribution licensees shall not be required to distribute the programming services operated by the Assemblies and exempted pursuant to the the Exemption Order, as amended from time to time, unless the licensee or a third party:
(i) ensures the transmission of the services exempted pursuant to the Exemption Order, as amended from time to time, from their production facilities 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, “basic service,” “DTH distribution undertaking,” “licensed” and “programming service” shall have the same meanings as set out in the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations, as amended from time to time.
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