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Global TV interactive signal prototype raises eyebrows on standards choice

News | 08/23/2001 4:00 am EDT

Officials at the Interactive Broadcast Development Group Inc (IBDG), Canadian Digital Television (CDTV) and Global TV are applauding the first Canadian terrestrial broadcast of a DTV signal, though its unveiling in Toronto last week drew mixed reactions. The signal, a prototype ITV application dubbed Global Explorer, offers a web-like news experience over-the-air. Potential applications include VOD, personalized content, t-commerce and even visual chat.

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