Application to obtain a broadcasting licence for an on-demand programming undertaking (formerly pay-per-view and video-on-demand) – Form 152

Sample form only: do not complete

This form is for reference purposes only. It is not to be completed in this format. To complete this form and submit it to the CRTC, download the MSWord format form here.

General instructions

Filing

File electronically via My CRTC Account by attaching the application to the cover page. My CRTC Account allows you to securely submit documents to the Commission with a user ID and password. Therefore, a signature is not required when using My CRTC Account. Applicants who file their application in this manner are not required to submit a hard copy of the application and its related documents.

Instructions

Applicants who need further information relative to CRTC processes can contact a specialist at 1-866-781-1911.

Important notice: The Commission will return the application if it has not been duly completed. The onus will be on the applicant to submit a complete application that provides all of the relevant information, to identify all regulatory issues raised in the application and to provide supporting documentation.

Purpose of the application form

The purpose of the form is to file an application for a broadcasting licence for an on-demand programming undertaking.

On-demand undertakings that meet the criteria set out in Broadcasting Order 2015-356 (the 2015-356 Order) are not required to apply for a license. An on-demand programming undertaking that does not meet each of the criteria set out in the 2015-356 Order must file an application for a broadcasting licence in order to broadcast in Canada.

All information with an * is required.

1. General information

1.1 Identification of the undertaking

  1. * Name of the on-demand programming undertaking: _______________________
  2. * Specify the type of technology used by the on-demand programming undertaking:
    Direct-to-home (DTH) ( ) Pay-Per-View (PPV) ( ) Terrestrial PPV ( ) Video-on-demand (VOD) ( )

1.2 Identification of applicant

Important notice: All information provided in this section will be displayed on the Commission website.

* Corporation ( ) Other ( ) Specify:

* Legal name of the entity that is to be authorized by the Commission to operate this undertaking:

* Name of the contact person representing the applicant:

* Title of the contact person representing the applicant:

* Address:

* City/Town:

* Province/Territory:

* Postal code (A1A 1A1):

* Telephone (999-999-9999): Ext:

Fax (999-999-9999):

* Email (yourname@yourdomain.com):

Website (www.mycompany.com):

1.3 Sent by

* Name:

* Telephone (999-999-9999): Ext:

* Email (yourname@yourdomain.com):

1.4 Designated representative

I, _________________________, the applicant, hereby designate____________________ as my designated representative to complete, sign and file an application with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and to sign and file a reply with respect thereto (if necessary) and I do hereby ratify, confirm and adopt as my own act, such application and all replies made thereto.

* Date:
* At: (Example: city, province)
Signature (a signature is not required when submitting electronically):
* Address of designated representative:
* Title:
* Telephone (999-999-9999): Ext:
Fax (999-999-9999):
* Email (yourname@yourdomain.com):

1.5 Declaration of the applicant or its designated representative

I, *___________________________________ , solemnly declare that:

  1. I am the designated representative of the applicant named in this application and as such have knowledge of all matters declared therein.
  2. The statements made in this application or in any document filed pursuant to any request for further information by the Commission are (will be) to the best of my knowledge believed to be true in all respects.
  3. The opinions and estimates given in this application or in any document filed pursuant to any request for further information by the Commission are (will be) based on facts as known to me.
  4. I have examined the provisions of the Broadcasting Act and the broadcasting regulations and policies relevant to this application.

And I have signed

Signature (a signature is not required when submitting electronically):
*Date (yyyy-mm-dd):

Witnessed by

Signature (a signature is not required when submitting electronically):
* Name:
* Date (yyyy-mm-dd):
* At: Example: city, province

2. Ownership

2.1 * Is the applicant part of a corporate group selected to participate in the Broadcasting Ownership Information Annual Filing (BOIAF) program (Broadcasting Circular CRTC 2008-7)?

Yes ( ) No ( )

If yes, provide the following information:

  1. Name of the group that participates in the BOIAF program:
  2. Date of the most recent annual filing (yyyy/mm/dd):

2.2 * Has the ownership information relating to the licensee and the legal entities forming part of its ownership structure, been filed and reviewed by the Commission within 12 months from the date of the current application?

( ) Yes ( ) No

If no, you must complete Appendix 2A – Ownership Information.

2.3 * Name of any Broadcasting Distribution Undertaking (BDU) to which the undertaking is related (if applicable):

Note: A “related service” means one in which the broadcasting distribution undertaking distributing the on-demand service or any of its shareholders owns, directly or indirectly, 10% or more of the equity of the on-demand service.

3. Obtaining a copy of the application

* Submit a website address or an e-mail address where an electronic copy of the application may be requested:

Website (www.mycompany.com):

E-mail (yourname@yourdomain.com):

4. Application

4.1 Procedural request

The CRTC Rules of Practice and Procedure (Rules of Procedure) set out the process by which applications are processed by the Commission. They also allow an interested person to request that the Commission exercise a power under the Rules of Procedure or vary the procedure for a specific proceeding (sections 5 and 7). This is generally called a procedural request.

*Is the applicant requesting that the Commission make an exception to its Rules of Procedure in the treatment of this application?

Yes ( ) No ( )

If yes, please indicate which section of the Rules of Procedure you wish to vary, and provide a detailed rationale as to why this request should be granted:

4.2 Language of service

*Indicate the language(s) of the programming offered on the undertaking by completing the table below:

Language Percentage
   

5. Compliance

5.1 Compliance with standard requirements

*Confirm that you will adhere to the standard requirements set out in the Appendix to Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2017-138 (Standard requirements for on-demand services, 10 May 2017) (BRP 2017-138) by selecting “Yes” or “No” below.

Yes ( ) No ( )

If no, specify the conditions of licence, expectations, encouragements and/or definitions you propose to amend with a detailed rationale in support of any such amendments, including, where appropriate, financial evidence to support any exception to the standard requirements, and propose wording for alternative requirements as “APP – Doc4 - Appendix 1A – Conditions of licence, expectations, encouragements and definitions”.

5.2 Canadian independent production fund(s)

*Indicate the name(s) of the Canadian independent production fund(s) to which 5% of your gross annual revenues will be contributed.

Note: A “related service” means one in which the broadcasting distribution undertaking distributing the on-demand service or any of its shareholders owns, directly or indirectly, 10% or more of the equity of the on-demand service.

5.3 Broadcast of adult programming

*Do you intend to distribute adult programming on your undertaking?

Yes ( ) No ( )

If yes, you are reminded that, as set out in expectations 8 and 9 of the Appendix to BRP 2017-138, licensees that broadcast adult programming are expected to provide their proposed internal policy on adult programming. If you are submitting an internal policy as part of your application, submit as “APP – Doc9 - Appendix 3 - Internal policy on adult programming”.

5.4 Canadian Broadcast Standards Council

*Are you or will you become a member of the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council?

Yes ( ) No ( )

If no, please explain:

6. Accessibility

6.1 Closed Captioning

  1. * Submit a description of the monitoring system you will be putting in place in accordance with paragraphs 99-100 of Broadcasting and Telecom regulatory policy CRTC 2009-430 (Accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services, 21 July 2009) (the Accessibility Policy), and as required under condition of licence 22 as set out in the Appendix to BRP 2017-138.
  2. *As set out in paragraph 101 of the Accessibility Policy, submit a description of the mechanisms and procedures that you will be putting in place regarding quality control of closed captioning, including procedures to ensure that closed captioning is present throughout the entire program. At a minimum, this description must set out the means by which the applicant intends to ensure that captioning errors are corrected before programming is rebroadcast.
  3. As set out in expectations 2 and 3 of the Appendix to BRP 2017-138, the Commission expects licensees:
    • to provide viewers with a closed captioned version, if available, of all advertising, sponsorship messages and promos offered in its programming (expectation 2); and
    • to ensure that 100% of original community access television programming is closed captioned (expectation 3).

    *Describe how you will fulfill these expectations.

  4. In accordance with Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2015-104, (Navigating the Road Ahead – Making informed choices about television providers and improving accessibility to television programming, 26 March 2015) (BRP 2015-104), and as set out in expectation 4 of the Appendix to BRP 2017-138 the Commission expects that each broadcaster will ensure that when programming with closed captioning on traditional platforms is made available on non-linear online platform, the closed captioning will be included.
  5. *Describe how you will fulfill this expectation.

6.2 Described video and audio description

  1. In BRP 2015-104, the Commission indicated that it would expect that all content that was offered with described video at some point in the broadcasting system would be offered with described video when it is rebroadcast.
  2. *Describe how you will fulfill this expectation.

  3. As set out in expectations 5, 6, and 7 of the Appendix to BRP2017-138, the Commission expects licensees:
    • to acquire and make available described versions of programming, where possible, and to ensure that its customer service responds to the needs of people who are blind or partially-sighted (expectation 5);
    • to display a standard described video logo and broadcast an audio announcement indicating the presence of described video before the broadcast of each described program (expectation 6a);
    • to make information available regarding the described programs that they will broadcast (expectation 6b); and
    • to provide audio description of all programming that provides textual or graphic information, including programming broadcast on the barker channel (expectation 7).

*Describe how you will fulfill each of these expectations.

6.3 On-screen portrayal

As set out in expectation 10 of the Appendix to BRP 2017-138, the Commission expects the licensee to:

* Describe how you will fulfill this expectation.

6.4 Employment equity

Information relating to employment equity is available in Implementation of an employment equity policy, Public Notice CRTC1992-59, 1 September 1992, and in Amendments to the Commission's Employment Equity Policy, Public Notice CRTC 1997-34, 2 April 1997.

The Commission requires responses to questions regarding Employment Equity on behalf of the licensee as a whole, with reference to all of its employees in aggregate, that is, total employees of all undertakings for which the licensee holds licences.

  1. * Is the licensee subject to the Employment Equity Act (applicable to federally regulated employers with 100 or more employees)?
  2. Yes ( ) No ( )

    If yes, do not complete the remainder of this section.

    If no, proceed to question b).

  3. * Outline examples of any measures (including hiring and training, apprenticeship programs, work arrangements, etc.) that you have or will put in place to address the equitable representation of the four designated groups (women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and visible minorities).

  4. Answer questions c. to e. if the licensee has between 25 and 99 employees

  5. * How will you communicate details of your employment equity policies to managers and staff?
  6. * Have you assigned or will you assign a senior level person to be responsible for tracking progress and monitoring results?

    Yes ( ) No ( )

* What financial resources will you put in place to promote employment equity in the workplace?

7. Request for documents to be designated as confidential

Sections 30 to 34 of the Rules of Procedure set out a process by which parties to Commission proceedings may file information on the record of a public proceeding in confidence.

A party filing information can “designate” it as confidential at the time it is filed with the Commission (section 31) if it falls into one of the following categories:

  1. Information that is a trade secret;
  2. Financial, commercial, scientific or technical information that is confidential and that is treated consistently in a confidential manner by the person who submitted it; or
  3. Information the disclosure of which could reasonably be expected:
    1. To result in material financial loss or gain to any person;
    2. To prejudice the competitive position of any person; or
    3. To affect contractual or other negotiations of any person.

At the time that the party files the information it designates as confidential, it must provide an abridged version of the document along with an explanation of how the information falls into a category of information listed in section 31 (section 32(2)). The party must provide a detailed rationale to explain why the disclosure of the information is not in the public interest (section 32(1)).

The confidential version of the document must be filed separately and must be marked “CONFIDENTIAL” on each page. If the document is filed electronically, each file containing confidential information must include “CONFIDENTIAL” in the file name.

The abridged version of the document and the reasons for the designation of information as confidential will be placed on the public record of the proceeding.

Another party or the Commission can request that the confidential information be disclosed, and the party who designated the information as confidential can reply to the request.

Please consult the Procedures for filing confidential information and requesting its disclosure in Commission proceedings, Broadcasting and Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2010-961 for more information relating to the complete process for filing confidential information.

*Are you requesting for information to be designated as confidential?

Yes ( ) No ( )

If yes, provide a detailed rationale to explain why the disclosure of the information is not in the public interest:

8. Documents to be appended to the application and naming conventions of electronic documents

Documents should be submitted in an accessible format (Broadcasting and Telecom Information Bulletin CRTC 2015-242).

The following documents must be submitted as separate electronic documents using the naming convention specified below. The document number (Doc#) indicates the ascending order in which the documents should appear on the public file.

Table 1 - Naming convention for the electronic documents
Document Electronic File Name Appended
(Yes or No)
Confidential
(Yes or No)
The Covering Letter (if any) APP - Doc1 - Cover Letter    
The Application Form APP - Doc2 - Application form    
Appendix 1 APP - Doc3 - Appendix 1 - Supplementary brief    
Appendix 1A APP - Doc4 - Appendix 1A – Conditions of licence, expectations, encouragements and definitions    
Appendix 2A NOT WEB – APP – Doc5 – CONFIDENTIAL - Appendix 2A - Ownership information    
Appendix 2A APP – Doc5 – ABRIDGED VERSION - Appendix 2A – Ownership information    
Appendix 2B APP – Doc6 – Appendix 2B – Control statement and agreements    
Appendix 2C APP – Doc7 – Appendix 2C – Corporate documents    
Appendix 2D NOT WEB – APP – Doc8 – CONFIDENTIAL – Appendix 2D - Business arrangements and related documents    
Appendix 2D APP – Doc8 – ABRIDGED VERSION – Appendix 2D – Business arrangements and related documents    
Appendix 3 APP – Doc9 - Appendix 3 - Internal policy on adult programming    
Each confidential document NOT WEB - APP - Doc# - CONFDOC - "brief description of the document"    
Abridged version of each confidential document APP - Doc# - ABRIDGED VERSION - "same description of document for which confidentiality is requested"    
Additional documents APP - Doc# - "brief description of the document"    

CRTC Form 152 (2018-05-25) – Application to obtain a broadcasting licence for an on-demand programming undertaking

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