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CRTC denies Pelmorex iTV proposal; launches fact-finding proceeding instead

News | 11/09/2001 5:00 am EST

The CRTC’s fact-finding proceeding on interactive television is expected to turn into yet another battle between broadcasters and distributors as the two sides wrangle over what role the broadcast regulator should play in the emerging iTV market. On Nov. 2, the commission denied a proposal by Pelmorex Communications Inc. to recognize interactivity as an integral part of its weather specialty channels (CCR, July 4/01), opting instead to launch a fact-finding inquiry on issues involving iTV.

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