Broadcasting Exemption Orders

What is a broadcasting exemption order? A broadcasting exemption order lets certain types of television services operate without a licence. These become known as “exempt services”. They must, at all times, meet the criteria in the exemption order to continue operating as an exempt service.

If the service met the criteria in Broadcasting Exemption Order 2015-88 - Exemption order respecting discretionary television programming undertakings serving fewer than 200,000 subscribers, it could be available quite quickly. Without this exemption order, the service would have to go through the normal licensing process: a licence can take up to a year to obtain.

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Process Number Subject Topic Type Year

BO 2017-320

Terms and conditions of the exemption order for terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertakings serving fewer than 20,000 subscribers

Distribution

Broadcasting Order

2017

BO 2014-448 Exemption order respecting certain native radio undertakings Radio Broadcasting Order 2014
BO 2014-447 Terms and conditions of the exemption order for low-power tourist information related radio programming undertakings Radio Broadcasting Order 2014
BO 2013-621 Exemption order for low-power radio stations that provide programming from houses of worship Radio Broadcasting Order 2013
BO 2012-673 Revised exemption order for radiocommunication distribution undertakings Radio Broadcasting Order 2012
BO 2012-409 Amendments to the Exemption order for new media broadcasting undertakings (now known as the Exemption order for digital media broadcasting undertakings) Radio Broadcasting Order 2012
BO 2009-182 Amendment to Exemption order respecting radio and television temporary network special event type 1 undertakings Radio Broadcasting Order 2009
PN 2006-143 Exemption order respecting certain network operations Radio Public Notice 2006
PN 2000-11 Exemption order respecting public emergency radio undertakings Radio Public Notice 2000
PN 2000-10 Exemption order respecting low-power radio: Temporary resource development distribution undertakings Radio Public Notice 2000
PN 2000-10 Exemption order respecting low-power radio: Limited duration special event facilitating undertakings Radio Public Notice 2000
PN 2000-10 Exemption order respecting low-power radio: Ultra low power announcement service (LPAS) undertakings Radio Public Notice 2000
PN 2000-10 Exemption order respecting carrier current undertakings whose services are not carried on distribution undertakings Radio Public Notice 2000
PN 1991-105 Order Exempting Certain Shortwave Broadcasting Undertakings Radio Public Notice 1991
PN 1991-93 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio licences Radio Public Notice 1991
BO 2015-544 Revised exemption order for terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertakings serving fewer than 20,000 subscribers Distribution Broadcasting Order 2015
BO 2015-356 Terms and conditions of the exemption order for video-on-demand undertakings Distribution Broadcasting Order 2015
BO 2012-673 Revised exemption order for radiocommunication distribution undertakings Distribution Broadcasting Order 2012
BO 2012-409 Amendments to the Exemption order for new media broadcasting undertakings (now known as the Exemption order for digital media broadcasting undertakings) Distribution Broadcasting Order 2012
BO 2012-349 Amendments to the Parliamentary and Provincial or Territorial Legislature Proceedings Exemption Order – new provision relating to emergencies Distribution Broadcasting Order 2012
BO 2009-638 Amendments to the Exemption order respecting terrestrial relay distribution network undertakings Distribution Broadcasting Order 2009
PN 2002-35 Amendment to the exemption criteria for master antenna television systems (MATV) Distribution Public Notice 2002
PN 2000-10 Exemption order respecting distribution undertaking temporary network special event type 2 undertakings Distribution Public Notice 2000
PN 2000-10 Exemption order respecting resource development installations Distribution Public Notice 2000
PN 2000-10 Exemption order respecting still image programming service undertakings Distribution Public Notice 2000
PN 2000-10 Exemption order respecting community programming network undertakings Distribution Public Notice 2000
BO 2015-356 Terms and conditions of the exemption order for video-on-demand undertakings TV Broadcasting Order 2015
BO 2015-88 Exemption order respecting discretionary television programming undertakings serving fewer than 200,000 subscribers TV Broadcasting Order 2015
BO 2012-409 Amendments to the Exemption order for new media broadcasting undertakings (now known as the Exemption order for digital media broadcasting undertakings) TV Broadcasting Order 2012
BO 2009-182 Amendment to Exemption order respecting radio and television temporary network special event type 1 undertakings TV Broadcasting Order 2009
PN 2006-143 Exemption order respecting certain network operations TV Public Notice 2006
PN 2006-132 Amendment to the Exemption order respecting closed circuit video programming undertakings TV Public Notice 2006
PN 2003-35 Exemption orders respecting certain classes of low-power and very low-power programming undertakings TV Public Notice 2003
PN 2003-11 Review of exemption orders respecting experimental video-on-demand programming undertakings, video games programming service undertakings and teleshopping programming service undertakings TV Public Notice 2003
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