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Internal CBC report reveals strategy for ending over-the-air transmissions

News | 06/08/2000 4:00 am EDT

The Canadian Broadcasting Corp is considering satellite distribution as an alternative to over-the-air transmission, according to an internal task force studying the sell-off of the company's broadcast infrastructure. A document prepared by the task force, and obtained by CCR, reveals that the CBC's cost-cutting options include partnering with other broadcasters and maintaining analog transmission while distributing digital signals without any over-the-air transmission. It says the public broadcaster is also working with information technology companies on "convergence" at the distribution level.

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