Anti-Chavez channel in Venezuela faces deadline

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August 1, 2007 04:52

 
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An opposition-aligned television channel faces a deadline Wednesday to agree to carry speeches by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez or be yanked from the cable lineup. The country's telecommunications watchdog has given Radio Caracas Television, or RCTV, until midnight Wednesday to register as a national producer, under which it would be required to interrupt its programming at the government's request to transmit Chavez's speeches. RCTV insists it is now operating as an international channel and therefore is not bound by such rules. The channel has been operating as a paid subscription channel on cable and satellite TV since July 16, after Chavez refused to renew its broadcasting license and turned its signal over to a public-service network.

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