Radio, TV and Cable Broadcasting Services that do and do not need a licence

Information

The table below contains radio, TV and cable services. These services are categorized as:

  1. Authorized: services that have obtained approval by the CRTC to have a broadcasting licenceFootnote 1 ; and
  2. Exempt: services that do not need to have a broadcasting licence.

The exempt services included in the table are :

  • Discretionary TVFootnote 2 services;
  • Hybrid Video-on-demand (VOD)Footnote 3 services; and
  • Cable undertakingsFootnote 4 (or in legal terms, “terrestrial broadcasting distribution undertaking”) that are located in a market with at least one licensed cable company.

Selection Criteria

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Company Contact Info Company Contact Call Sign / Name of service Description of Service Location / Service area Location / Province Language(s) Service Subtype Authorized / Exempt
Company Contact Info Company Contact Call Sign / Name of service Description of Service Location / Service area Location / Province Language(s) Service Subtype Authorized / Exempt

Some of the information above was provided by outside sources to the CRTC so it may only be available in the language in which it was provided to us. In some cases, it has been translated. The CRTC is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability, or currency of information that has been provided by outside sources. If you would like to make a change to information above, submit your request using the Broadcasting Cover Page.

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