ARCHIVED — Vol. 146, No. 15 — July 18, 2012

Registration

SOR/2012-142 July 4, 2012

BROADCASTING ACT

Regulations Amending the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990

Whereas, pursuant to subsection 10(3) of the Broadcasting Act (see footnote a), a copy of the proposed Regulations Amending the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990, substantially in the form set out in the annexed Regulations, was published under the title Regulations Amending Certain Regulations Made Under the Broadcasting Act in the Canada Gazette, Part Ⅰ, on April 7, 2012, 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 the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990.

Gatineau, Quebec, June 27, 2012

JOHN TRAVERSY
Secretary General
Canadian Radio-television and
Telecommunications Commission

REGULATIONS AMENDING THE SPECIALTY SERVICES REGULATIONS, 1990

AMENDMENT

1. The definition “commercial message” in section 2 of the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990 (see footnote 1) is replaced by the following:

“commercial message” means an advertisement that is intended to sell or promote goods, services, natural resources or activities, including an advertisement that mentions or displays in a list of prizes the name of the person selling or promoting the goods, services, natural resources or activities, and that is broadcast in a break within a program or between programs; (message publicitaire)

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.)

These Regulations amend the definition of “commercial message” set out in the Specialty Services Regulations, 1990 to reflect the definition of the term as currently set out in the Television Broadcasting Regulations, 1987, and in so doing, harmonize the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s treatment of advertising on specialty services and conventional television stations.

Footnote a
S.C. 1991, c.11

Footnote b
S.C. 1991, c.11

Footnote 1
SOR/90-106