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RTE bid to halt piped TV.



Byline: ANDREW BUSHE

RTE (1) See runtime engine.

(2) (Real-Time Executive) The operating system used in the HP 1000 series. See HP 1000.
 tried to block Government clearance for piped TV systems relaying BBC BBC
 in full British Broadcasting Corp.

Publicly financed broadcasting system in Britain. A private company at its founding in 1922, it was replaced by a public corporation under royal charter in 1927.
 and ITV (1) See interactive TV.

(2) (iTV) The code name for Apple's video media hub (see Apple TV).
, the secret papers reveal.

RTE claimed a monopoly in the development of any piped TV services and wanted a royalty paid, based on a charge per TV set connected to multi-channel See multichannel.  aerials.

In 1970, the government was planning to relax 1961 rules that anyone wanting to provide piped TV involving the relay of "external services" was limited to 10 houses or a block of flats.

A memorandum to Government says RTE wanted multi-channel systems to be licensed "only in those parts of the State where external programmes are already receivable".
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jan 1, 2001
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