Regulatory requirements for Canadian content on television are specified by the CRTC, which sets expectations of service for ICI Radio-Canada Télé and CBC Television1. For the whole broadcast day, a minimum of 75% Canadian content is expected. For prime time, a minimum of 80% Canadian content is expected. Both measures are averages over the entire broadcast year from September 1 to August 31. As shown in the table below, in the 2012–2013 broadcast year and in the previous year, ICI Radio-Canada Télé and CBC Television exceeded the CRTC’s Canadian content expectations, both over the whole day and in prime time. Increased Canadian programming is key to Strategy 2015.
|Canadian Content||Yearly Regulatory
Sep. 1, 2012 to
Aug. 31, 2013
Sep. 1, 2011 to
Aug 31, 2012
|ICI Radio-Canada Télé|
|Broadcast day||(Mon-Sun, 6:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m.)||75%||84%||86%|
|Prime time||(Mon-Sun, 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.)||80%||91%||93%|
|Broadcast day||(Mon-Sun, 6:00 a.m.-12:00 a.m.)||75%||93%||85%|
|Prime time||(Mon-Sun, 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.)||80%||86%||81%|
1.Effective September 1, 2013, the CRTC’s May 2013 decision renewing our TV licence, ICI Radio-Canada Télé and CBC Television has established conditions of licence regarding the airing of Canadian content. Previously these had been set out as expectations.