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Commission adopts modified U.S. test to define program-related ITV content

News | 12/06/2004 5:00 am EST

Cablecos are cheering a CRTC decision that limits the amount of interactive television content that broadcast distribution undertakings (BDUs) must carry from broadcasters. On November 4, the commission issued Broadcasting Public Notice 2004-82, which sets out a regime for ITV that forces cablecos and satellite DTH carriers to pass through any content that fits within a normal 6 MHz channel or the bandwidth assigned to a particular channel, so long as it is program-related, but no more.

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