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CAB wants CRTC to push ahead with iTV policies, but not to use American WGN test

News | 03/13/2003 5:00 am EST

The Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) tells the CRTC it’s time to develop a policy framework for interactive television, but that a U.S. test shouldn’t be used. In reply comments submitted March 7, the CAB responds to earlier comments made by the Canadian Cable Television Association (CCTA), the Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA) and Bell ExpressVu. The reply comments were filed as part of a CRTC process looking at what iTV content is program-related and thus should be subject to mandatory carriage rules (CCR, Nov. 7/02). Excerpts of the CAB submission appear below.

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