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SOR/2016-78 April 21, 2016

BROADCASTING ACT

Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made under the Broadcasting Act

Whereas, pursuant to subsection 10(3) of the Broadcasting Act (see footnote a), a copy of the proposed Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the Broadcasting Act, in the annexed form, was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on February 6, 2016, 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), makes the annexed Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the Broadcasting Act.

Gatineau, April 14, 2016

Danielle May-Cuconato
Secretary General
Canadian Radio-television and
Telecommunications Commission

Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made under the Broadcasting Act

Television Broadcasting Regulations, 1987

1 Item 5 of Schedule I to the Television Broadcasting Regulations, 1987 (see footnote 1) is replaced by the following:

Item

Description

Key Figure

   

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th-6th,

7th & 8th

       

Alphanumeric Characters

 

5

Target Audience

         
 

(1) Preschool children (0-5 years)

       

1

 
 

(2) Children (6-12 years)

       

2

 
 

(3) Teenagers (13-17 years)

       

3

 
 

(4) Adults (18 years and over)

       

4

 

Pay Television Regulations, 1990

2 Item 5 of Schedule I to the Pay Television Regulations, 1990 (see footnote 2) is replaced by the following:

Item

Column I

Column II

Alphanumeric Characters

Program Description

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

5

Target audience

               
 

(1) Preschool children (0-5 years)

       

1

     
 

(2) Children (6-12 years)

       

2

     
 

(3) Teenagers (13-17 years)

       

3

     
 

(4) Adults (18 years and over)

       

4

     

Specialty Services Regulations, 1990

3 Item 5 of Schedule I to the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990 (see footnote 3) is replaced by the following:

Item

Column I

Column II

Alphanumeric Characters

Program Description

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

5

Target audience

               
 

(1) Preschool children (0-5 years)

       

1

     
 

(2) Children (6-12 years)

       

2

     
 

(3) Teenagers (13-17 years)

       

3

     
 

(4) Adults (18 years and over)

       

4

     

Coming into Force

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

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Regulations.)

These amendments implement the policy resulting from Broadcasting Regulatory Policy CRTC 2015-323, New methods to monitor the amount of Canadian children’s and youth television programming and the expenditures on such programming in the Canadian broadcasting system, July 21, 2015. As a result, the target audience markers that television broadcasting, pay television and speciality services licensees must record in their program logs will be standardized and the existing overlaps in demographics will be eliminated. The amendments will allow for the collection of more detailed and accurate data to monitor effectively the amount of Canadian children’s and youth television programming in the Canadian broadcasting system.