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Broadcasters tell CRTC that proposed test would inhibit interactive TV growth

News | 02/20/2003 5:00 am EST
A test being evaluated by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for determining whether interactive television content is "program-related" is too strict and would slow down the growth of ITV, says the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB). The argument is occasionally semantic, but strikes at the heart of who will control distribution of ITV material and whether broadcasters and distributors will have their relationship defined by the regulator or be forced to the bargaining table.

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