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JumpTV applauds federal consultation paper on retransmission regime

News | 06/28/2001 4:00 am EDT

JumpTV.com Canada Inc's lawyer is giving his tempered thumbs-up to a consultation paper released last week by the departments of Canadian Heritage and Industry Canada on the country's retransmission regime. The document raises several questions about how the controversial practice – which gives cablecos and satellite TV players the right to retransmit over-the-air TV signals – could be changed to reflect the increasing use of the Internet as a new distribution platform.

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