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Registration

SOR/2012-4 January 23, 2012

BROADCASTING ACT

Regulations Amending the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations

Whereas, pursuant to subsection 10(3) of the Broadcasting Act (see footnote a), a copy of the proposed Regulations Amending the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations, substantially in the annexed form, was published in the Canada Gazette, Part Ⅰ, on November 5, 2011 and a reasonable opportunity was given to licensees and other interested persons to make representations to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission with respect to the proposed Regulations;

Therefore, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission, pursuant to subsection 10(1) of the Broadcasting Act (see footnote b), hereby makes the annexed Regulations Amending the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations.

Gatineau, Quebec, January 20, 2012

JOHN TRAVERSY
Secretary General
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

REGULATIONS AMENDING THE BROADCASTING
DISTRIBUTION REGULATIONS

AMENDMENT

1. Subsection 27(4) of the Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (see footnote 1) is replaced by the following:

(4) Except as otherwise provided under a condition of its licence, a licensee that distributes a general interest non-Canadian third-language service or a general interest Category B third-language service to subscribers shall also distribute an ethnic Category A service to them if one is available in the same principal language.

COMING INTO FORCE

2. These Regulations come into force on the day on which they are registered.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)

The amendment will require a broadcasting distribution undertaking that distributes a general interest non-Canadian third-language service to subscribers to also distribute an ethnic Category A service to them if one is available in the same principal language.

Footnote a
S.C. 1991, c. 11

Footnote b
S.C. 1991, c. 11

Footnote 1
SOR/97-555