The CRTC announced Thursday it is seeking comments from interested parties on its reporting requirements for new media broadcasting undertakings. In a 2009 broadcasting order, the CRTC imposed a reporting requirement on new media undertakings, asking them to report information regarding their activities so the commission could monitor the development of broadcasting trends in the field. New media, as defined by the CRTC, includes audio and audio-visual media delivered over the Internet or by way of mobile devices. The commission seeks to determine what information new media projects should report so as to not impose a burden on their undertakings. It also wants to determine which projects should be required to provide this information. The reporting requirement will not be extended to user-generated content. The commission says it would be “premature” to consider what information should be collected from Internet service providers (ISPs) when acting “solely as access providers.” The Federal Court of Appeal will be considering whether ISPs fall under the new media requirements. “If the Federal Court of Appeal determines that ISPs are subject to the Act when they operate as access providers, the Commission will at that time assess whether any reporting requirements ought to be imposed on ISPs acting solely as access providers,” says the CRTC notice. The CRTC will consider the activities of ISPs as aggregators. “The Commission notes that, to the extent that ISPs act as content providers or aggregators, measurement of those activities will be considered in the present proceeding.” The deadline to submit comments is April 19, 2010.