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CRTC leans towards hybrid solution for over-the-air digital broadcasting

News | 05/26/2009 8:52 pm EDT

The chair of the CRTC appears to be softening his demand that Canadian broadcasters convert all their over-the-air signals to digital by 2011. Konrad von Finckenstein told a Parliamentary committee yesterday that a hybrid solution – one that sees urban areas receiving digital OTA and smaller markets continuing to rely on cable and satellite – could be a cost-effective alternative to converting every analog transmitter to digital.

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