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News | 05/10/2001 4:00 am EDT

Broadcasters granted right to intervene in JumpTV process
The Copyright Board has granted both the Canadian Association of Broadcasters and the National Association of Broadcasters the right to intervene "with full participatory rights" in copyright hearings regarding JumpTV’s request to retransmit local television signals over the Internet. JumpTV went live just over a week ago with eight television channels from around the world, but none from Canada. The unresolved dispute over whether or not JumpTV can act like a cable operator by picking up local TV signals and retransmitting them through its portal has limited the broadcast streamer to channels for which it has licence deals. (CCR April 26/01, April 11/01).

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