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CRTC takes first step in developing a new licensing regime for high-definition TV

News | 06/07/2001 4:00 am EDT

One of the biggest broadcasting battles to hit the United States in recent memory will arrive in Canada this fall as the CRTC wades into the contentious and complex issue of deciding how over-the-air digital television should be licensed. Early this week, the commission released a proposed policy framework for the transition to digital broadcasting – or HDTV. It has given interested parties a lengthy period of 90 days to reply, which suggests the review will be broad.

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