Registration for exemption of a discretionary programming undertaking (television) - Form 308

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 online and submit it to the CRTC, log in to My CRTC Account via the Broadcasting Online Form and Cover Page.

General Information

This form is to register a discretionary programming undertaking (television) as an exempt undertaking. This form applies to all discretionary programming undertakings that serve fewer than 200,000 subscribers that already have an authorization or a licence or to Canadian registrants that wish to operate a new discretionary programming undertaking.

Before completing this form, registrants should consult the terms and conditions applicable to exempt discretionary programming undertakings serving fewer than 200,000 subscribers, set out in the appendix to the following Broadcasting Order:

Once the registration of the discretionary programming undertaking is processed, the undertaking will be added to the list entitled Radio, TV and Cable Broadcasting Services that do and do not need a licence (the List) available on the Commission’s website.

Instructions

Filing

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

All information with an * is required.

1. General information

1.1 Identification of registrant

Registrants that operate an exempt discretionary programming undertaking that has maintained more than 210,000 subscribers for three consecutive months or more are no longer eligible for exemption and must apply for a licence.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The information provided in this section will be posted on the Commission's website.

*Corporation ( ) Other ( ) Specify:____________
*Name of legal entity operating this undertaking or the name of the owner of the entity to be incorporated:
* Address:
* City/Town:
* Province/Territory:
* Postal code (A1A 1A1):
* Telephone (999-999-9999):  Ext:
Facsimile (999-999-9999):
* Email (companyname@yourdomain.com):
Website (www.mycompany.com)

1.2 Contact person representing the registrant

*Name:
*Title:
*Telephone (999-999-9999):  Ext:
*Email (yourname@yourdomain.com):

1.3 Sent by

*Name:
*Telephone (999-999-9999):  Ext:
*Email (yourname@yourdomain.com):

1.4 Designated representative

* Is there a designated representative?

Yes ( ) No ( )

I,_________________________, the registrant, hereby designate____________________ as my designated representative for and on my behalf and in my name to complete, sign and file a registration form with the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and to sign and file a response with respect thereto (if necessary) and I do hereby ratify, confirm and adopt as my own act, such registration form and all responses 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:
Facsimile (999-999-9999):
Email (yourname@yourdomain.com):

1.5 Declaration of the registrant or its designated representative

I, *___________________________________ , solemnly declare that:

  1. I am the registrant or the designated representative of the registrant named in this registration form and as such have knowledge of all matters declared therein.
  2. The statements made in this registration form or in any document filed pursuant to any request for further information by the Commission are (will be) to the best of my knowledge and believed to be true in all respects.
  3. The opinions and estimates given in this registration form 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 registration form.

And I have signed

Signature (a signature is not required when submitting electronically):
*Date:

Witnessed by

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

2. Registration

* 2.1 Please choose one of the following options:

  1. I currently have a licence from the Commission to operate a discretionary programming undertaking and I wish to register as an exempt discretionary programming undertaking. ( )
  2. I do not have a licence at this time from the Commission to operate a discretionary programming undertaking and I wish to register the undertaking as an exempt discretionary programming undertaking. ( )

IMPORTANT NOTE: Your licence will be revoked as a result of the registration of your undertaking as an exempt undertaking and it will be added to the List available on the Commission's website.

  1. *Name of the discretionary service as it appears on the current licence to be revoked:
  2. *Provide the broadcasting decision number where the last renewal of your discretionary service licence was approved or the broadcasting decision number where the service was approved if you are in the first licence term
  3. *Name of the discretionary programming undertaking (if a new undertaking):
  4. *Confirm that the discretionary programming undertaking currently has fewer than 200,000 subscribers:

    I confirm ( )

2.2 Provide the following information:

IMPORTANT NOTE: Some information provided in this section will be posted on the Commission's website.

  1. *Explain how the control of the undertaking will be exercised:
  2. *Name of any Broadcasting Distribution Undertaking (BDU) to which the undertaking is related (if applicable):

    Note: “related” means a programming undertaking to which a BDU controls more than 10%.

  3. *Name of the service provider:
  4. *Provide a brief one sentence description of the service's programming (limit of 500 characters):
  5. *Is the service national or regional?

    *national ( ) regional ( ) Specify the service area(s):____________

  6. *Indicate the language(s) of the programming to be broadcast on the undertaking by completing the table below:
    Language Percentage
       

3. Compliance with the Exemption Order

To be eligible for exemption, registrants must confirm that they will abide by the terms and conditions applicable to exempt discretionary programming undertakings serving fewer than 200,000 subscribers as set out in the appendix to the Broadcasting Order 2015-88 and that the undertaking will be owned and controlled by Canadians, as defined in the Direction to the CRTC (Ineligibility of Non-Canadians).

Please confirm that you will abide by the terms and conditions set out in the appendix to the Broadcasting Order 2015-88 and that the undertaking will be owned and controlled by Canadians, as defined in the Direction to the CRTC (Ineligibility of Non-Canadians) by answering “I agree” below.

*I agree ( )

CRTC 308 (2017-11-29) – Registration for exemption of a discretionary programming undertaking (television)

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