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Industry, Heritage announce Radiocomm Act overhaul to protect DTH players

News | 09/09/2003 4:00 am EDT

The departments of Industry Canada and Canadian Heritage will soon introduce amendments to the Radiocommunication Act guaranteeing better protection for the Canadian direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV industry against the illegal satellite grey and black market. The decision to make changes to the Act follows a Supreme Court of Canada ruling last year stating only authorized Canadian companies could decode satellite signals regardless of the signals' origins.

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