Digital TV subscribers in Canada will be among first to use V-chip starting March 1
News | 02/01/2001 5:00 am EST
After five years of technology testing, regulatory tinkering and program classifying, broadcasters and distributors are finally ready to rollout a nation-wide system that enables parents to block out violent or sexually explicit programming. Starting March 1, parents that subscribe to DTH or digital cable, or have a V-chip enabled TV or external terminal, will be able to use a Canadian classification system to ensure their children only watch programs suitable for their age group.
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