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Request for Authorization of Multiprogramming Access by broadcasting concessionaires
Folio: UMCA-01-005

Articles 158, 160, 161, 162 and 163, of the Ley Federal de Telecomunicaciones y Radiodifusión, published in the Federal Official Gazette on July 14, 2014.

Articles 1, 3, 8, 9 and 10 of the Lineamientos Generales para el Acceso a la Multiprogramación, published in the Federal Official Gazette on February 17, 2015.

Who?

Concessionaires of broadcasting services 


When or in what cases?

Public broadcasting services concessionaires (for commercial, public, social, social communitarian and social indigenous) who desire to access multiprogramming.

Option 1. Free form document.

Option 2. Request support guide (Addendum 1 and Addendum 2). 

In any case, it shall be filed before the Filing Office of the Federal Telecommunications Institute.


Legal basis:

Article 15 of the Ley Federal de Proceso Administrativo.

Granting or rejection of the Multiprogramming Access Authorization.


Legal basis:

Article 158 of the Ley Federal de Telecomunicaciones y Radiodifusión.

Article 14 of the Lineamientos Generales para el Acceso a la Multiprogramación.

Business or natural days, months:

60 business days 


Is constructive assent or denial applicable?:

Negative response


Legal basis:

Article 162 of the Ley Federal de Telecomunicaciones y Radiodifusión.

Article 14 of the Lineamientos Generales para el Acceso a la Multiprogramación.

Request support guide:

Addendum 1. Programs Profiles.

Addendum 2. Weekly Program Schedule. 


Format(s):

  Guía de Solicitud (.doc)
  Anexo 1. Barra Programática (LC) - (.doc)
  Anexo 2. Parrilla Programática - (.doc)

Data:

Broadcasting Concessionaires who wish to obtain Multiprogramming Access Authorization for themselves or to provide access to third parties as Independent National Programmers, Foreign Programmers or Broadcasting Concessionaires, shall request it from the Federal Telecommunications Institute indicating the following:

1. The Broadcasting Transmission Channel they intend to use.

2. Number of Programming Channels in Multiprogramming intended for distribution, specifying whether they will be programmed by the Broadcasting Concessionaire itself or if it intends to provide access to them to a third party.

3. Transmission Technical Quality for each Programming Channel, such as, transference rate, compression standard and HDTV or SDTV video quality.

4. Identity of each Programming Channel, including:

     a. Identifying name;

     b. Logotype, and

     c. Intended Program Profiles for each Programming Channel, specifying the duration and periodicity of each one of its components.

5. The number of programming hours that it will transmit with an innovative technology, such as mobile television referred in the Policy for Terrestrial Digital Television Transition as well as any applicable regulations.

6. Intended date to start transmissions for each requested Programming Channel.

7. Intended time maintaining the same Programming Channel identity.

8. Indicate if through the Programming Channels there is the intention to distribute the same content than any other Programming Channel in the same coverage area but on a delayed transmission..

 

In case of requesting Multiprogramming Access to provide such access to a third party, the Broadcasting Concessionaires, besides complying with all requisites stipulated in article 9 of the Guidelines, shall submit the following information:

1. Provide irrefutable evidence of the identity of the third party to whom access will be provided, by means of an adequate document.

2. Provide irrefutable evidence of the address in the Mexican territory of the third party to whom access will be provided, by means of an adequate document.

3. Provide irrefutable evidence the capacity of the third party to whom access will be provided (Independent National Programmer, National Programmer, Foreign Programmer, Broadcasting Concessionaire, etc.), by means of adequate documents.

4. For the case of legal entities, and for individuals when applicable, provide irrefutable evidence of the identity and authority of their legal representative, by means of an adequate document.  This representative shall hold at least sufficient authority to be bound and responsible in terms of article 163 of the Law.

5. Exhibit warranty in behalf of the corresponding third party or parties for full compliance with the obligations arising from the authorization, by any legal means, including alternative means in attention to customary law in the case of social indigenous stations, for the amount of $5,000.00 (five thousand pesos 00/100 MXN) when access is non-profit and $100,000.00 (one hundred thousand pesos MXN), when access is commercial, for each one of the Programming Channels in Multiprogramming.   Said amounts may be updated by the Federal Telecommunications Institute by publishing in the Federal Official Gazette, and

6. State in a clear, transparent and sufficient manner its reasons to freely determine to which third party it intends to grant access.

 

In both cases, for television channels the following must be complied with in the terms stipulated by the Federal Telecommunications Institute:

1. To have an electronic programming guide, in terms of applicable regulations, and

2. To have services to add subtitles or dubbing to Spanish, and to Mexican sign language to offer accessibility for the hearing impaired.  These services shall be available for at least one of the news programs of bigger national audience.


Legal basis:

Article 15 of the Ley Federal de Proceso Administrativo.

Articles 158 and 160 of the Ley Federal de Telecomunicaciones y Radiodifusión.

Articles 9 and 10 of the Lineamientos Generales para el Acceso a la Multiprogramación.

Documents:

1. Documents and detailed information referred in articles 9 and/or 10 of the General Guidelines for Multiprogramming Access.

 

2. Legalized copy of the documents that credit his or her capacity.


Legal basis:

Article 10 of the Lineamientos Generales para el Acceso a la Multiprogramación.

Article 15-A of the Ley Federal de Proceso Administrativo.

Business or natural days, months:

20 business days

In case that the petitioner does not comply with the warning within the term indicated in the preceding paragraph, the Federal Telecommunications Institute will reject the procedure, which shall be personally notified to the interested party, without prejudice to the filing of a new request.


Legal basis:

Article 13 of the Lineamientos Generales para el Acceso a la Multiprogramación.

Not applicable.


Legal basis:

Not applicable.

Amount

For the issuance, the payment of the rights will be made according to the following fee: $14,271.72 (fourteen thousand two hundred and seventy-one pesos 72/100 MXN).

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Legal basis:

Article 174-A of the Ley Federal de Derechos. 

The opinion of the Economic Competition Unit. 

That all information requests from the Federal Telecommunications Institute during the procedure are fulfilled.

In case the procedure falls into one of the regulating assumptions: 

a) Access to Multiprogramming Programming Channels by the Broadcasting Concessionaire with regional or national frequency concentration.

b) Access to Multiprogramming Programming Channels by relevant economic agents or those with substantial power in relevant markets, a technical opinion from the Radio Spectrum Unit shall be requested.


Legal basis:

Articles 158, 160, 161, 162 and 163 of the Ley Federal de Telecomunicaciones y Radiodifusión.

Articles 1, 3, 8, 9 and 10 of the Lineamientos Generales para el Acceso a la Multiprogramación.

Articles 15, 15-A, 17 and 17-A of the Ley Federal de Proceso Administrativo.

Filing Office of the Federal Telecommunications Institute.
Av. Insurgentes Sur 1143, Ground Floor, Col. Noche Buena, Delegación Benito Juárez, zip code 03720, Mexico City, Mexico.
Phone: (55) 5015 4000 or 01 (800) 200 0120
Service hours: Monday thru Thursday, from 9:00 to 18:30 hours and Friday from 9:00 to 15:00 hours.

 

General Director of Regulation Policies and Procedures in Audiovisual Media and Contents

Assuan Olvera Sandoval

assuan.olvera@ift.org.mx

Av. Insurgentes Sur 838, Second Floor, Col. Del Valle, Delegación Benito Juárez, zip code 03100, Mexico City, Mexico. Phone: (55) 50 15 40 00 Ext. 4885

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In order to inform facts that may imply a presumption of responsibility for acts or omissions of the Institute´s public servants in the performance of their employment, position or commission, within the framework of the Ley General de Responsabilidades Administrativas, you can submit your complaint to the Internal Control Body of the Federal Telecommunications Institute, through the Deputy General Directorate of Complaints and Investigations in one of the following ways:

 

• By e-mail,

• By written document presented in the Filling Office of the Internal Control Body of the Federal Telecommunications Institute,

• Personally at the offices located at the following address:

Insurgentes Sur Avenue # 838, First Floor, Colonia del Valle, Zip Code 03100, Delegación Benito Juárez, in Mexico City, Mexico.

From Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 18:30 hours and Friday from 9:00 to 15:00 hours.

• By the following email address: denuncias.oic@ift.org.mx

• By telephone, at the number: (55) 50152082, or

• Throught web site of the Federal Telecommunications Institute at the Formulario de presentación de denuncias contra las servidoras y los servidores públicos.

Not applicable.

Important:

- All data included in this Website is intended for information only and shall not be considered as binding for the Federal Telecommunications Institute.

 

- All information submitted to the Federal Telecommunications Institute shall be in Spanish language.

 

Not applicable.

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Last modified date: Wednesday, July 31, 2019.
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