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Broadcaster Magazine - October 2001


Industry News

Ottawa area to have four new radio stations (October 01, 2001)

Cover Story: McCabe's last curtain call
Michael McCabe has seen the country's broadcast industry through some revolutionary changes in the past decade as president and CEO of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB). He's also helped turn the association from an ugly duckling when he took over the helm in 1988 to the graceful swan it is today.McCabe is stepping down this November after doing what many in the business feel is a stellar job being the voice of an industry that's always unpredictable, sometimes unprofitable, and never dull.Broadcaster's contributing editor in Ottawa, Laurel Hyatt, spoke to McCabe in his office. With his feet up, resting confidently on the marbled coffee table that's been his work centre, McCabe reflected on how far the industry has come and where it's headed.

Internet TV: U8TV developing broadcast convergence business model

Tour of Manta DSP's theatre 1

Digital/IP: Replacing conventional microwave broadband terrestrial transmission systems with an MPEG digital network video system and IP WAN access inverse muxes -- Part 1


DAB Developments

News (October 01, 2001)

Interactive TV

Vidéotron's iLLICO lets the audience take command

Rogers introduces enhanced TV

PBS interactive series links the Web with TV

Industry News

Ottawa area to have four new radio stations (October 01, 2001)

Streamlined CRTC promises better service (October 01, 2001)

New Products

First licensable system for delivering video on demand

News Briefs

Stornaway to acquire Movieola (October 01, 2001)

Shaw ordered to add PrideVision to free preview (October 01, 2001)

Public hearing for new TV licenses for southern Ont.

Rogers' Sportsnet acquisition official (October 01, 2001)

Almost 400m set-top boxes in use by 2007 (October 01, 2001)

Point of View

CAB enters a new era

DTV News

DSL digital TV to reach 46 million homes Telcos face financial and cultural challenges, say analysts

News on the Net: Software allows streaming of local broadcast content


David Tattle leaves Nielsen, Mike Leahy appointed president In Memoriam

The Last Word

Still amazing after all these years

Tracking Trends

Advertisers need more effective media information


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