Vol. 146, No. 7 — March 28, 2012
SOR/2012-37 March 7, 2012
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 October 29, 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, March 5, 2012
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
REGULATIONS AMENDING THE BROADCASTING
1. The Broadcasting Distribution Regulations (see footnote 1) are amended by adding the following after section 15.3:
15.4 (1) The following definitions apply in this section.
“business day” means a day other than a Saturday or a holiday. (jour ouvrable)
“cancellation request” means a request to cancel the programming services of one licensee and replace them with the programming services of another licensee. (demande d’annulation)
(2) The current licensee of a subscriber shall accept a cancellation request that is made to it by the subscriber or by a prospective licensee on behalf of the subscriber.
(3) The current licensee and the prospective licensee shall coordinate with each other to cancel and replace the programming services with a view to minimizing any service disruption to the subscriber.
(4) Unless the licensees otherwise agree, cancellation and replacement of the programming services shall occur within two business days after the day on which the cancellation request is made.
COMING INTO FORCE
2. These Regulations come into force on the day on which they are registered.
(This note is not part of the Regulations.)
The amendment requires that a broadcasting distribution undertaking (BDU) accept a customer cancellation request from a prospective BDU where the customer requests that this BDU act on his or her behalf.
S.C. 1991, c. 11
S.C. 1991, c. 11