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Broadcasting industry could suffer if more Canadian HD content isn’t produced: McEwen

News | 02/28/2003 5:00 am EST

Canadian Digital Television (CDTV) president Michael McEwen warned at an industry conference last week that a lack of Canadian high-definition (HD) television programming could lead to the demise of the existing Canadian broadcasting system. He theorized that American networks may refuse to sell the Canadian rights to HD programming in this market, and instead broadcast it only on their own channels, many of which are available on cable and satellite TV. With a dearth of Canadian HD content available, he warned that there would be little to no programming alternatives for the Canadian market.

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