Broadcasters and Canadian Productions
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Services and information
Apply for, renew, or amend a broadcasting licence, register as an exempt undertaking, make ownership changes (forms 138 and 139), add a non-Canadian service to the list of programming services authorized for distribution (form 304).
Broadcasting Application Report. Part 1 applications, licence renewal applications, administrative applications.
Category 1 News, Category 2a) Analysis and Interpretation, Category 2b) Long-form documentary – up to Category 15 Filler Programming.
Content categories and subcategories (Content Category 1: Spoken Word, Content Category 2: Popular Music – up to Content Category 5: Advertising).
Standards and codes of ethics for radio and television broadcasters
Authorized and exempt radio, TV and cable (distribution) services, and local broadcast markets.
Full list: program title, certification number (CRTC C#), points achieved, logging category, episodes duration, time credit, certification date.
Full list of services (1-9 and A-Z), and U.S. commercial and non-commercial stations.
During an election, broadcasters play an important role in informing Canadians about the issues, political parties and candidates involved. Broadcasters serve the Canadian public by ensuring that citizens can make informed choices on election day.
Licensees are required - by Regulations - to maintain, in a form acceptable to the Commission, a program log or machine readable record of programming (to be referred to collectively as a program log).
To help reduce the barriers to certifying risky to produce high impact productions, we’re ready to waive some of criteria from the regular certification process.
Canadian Program Certification helps independent Canadian program producers to obtain Canadian certification for TV productions that use mainly Canadian crews and talents.
The CRTC provides services to help parties resolve disputes related to the Broadcasting Act.
Actions plans by broadcasters to find solutions to make sure women play leading roles in the Canadian film and television production industry
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