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Restrictions sought on low-powered broadcasting of sporting, other events

News | 07/04/2002 4:00 am EDT

Canada's private broadcasters are opposed to an upstart Montreal company's plans to sell advertising during on-site broadcasts of live sporting and other events via fan companion wireless devices. World Audio-Visual Entertainment Systems (W.A.V.E.S.) has proposed selling 12 minutes an hour of advertising over four channels covering a limited duration event, such as a Formula One auto race.

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