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Commission to hear case for free HD network

Briefs | 12/13/2007 7:26 pm EST

The CRTC today set February 11, 2008 for the hearing to consider HDTV Networks Inc.'s application for licence to operate an English-language high definition (HD) over-the-air (OTA) television service with transmitters in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Halifax. HDTV, which is headed by renowned Canadian entrepreneur John Bitove, proposes to be Canada's first free national HD, OTA network. "Canadians deserve the latest innovative technology in television programming which they will be able to access from us for free," said Bitove in a press release today. "The HD format is the new generation of broadcasting and we are keen to deliver the benefits that only HD technology provides – vivid colour and sharp clarity – to enhance everyone's TV-watching experience."
To read the Canadian Communications Reports story from last January detailing HDTV's decision apply for a licence, click here.

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