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By Toby Mundy   May 2002

Clive James on broadband

The collapse of ITV Digital, the announcement that Britain’s largest cable company NTL has debts of over ?11 billion and the launch of the BBC’s new digital channels raise queries over the future of broadcasting. Digi-telly has very high quality sound and vision, and enables broadcasters to transmit many more channels with fewer frequencies. These channels also have the potential to be interactive, so that viewers can have the thrill of choosing their own camera angle for a Beckham free kick, or of push-button voting in the finals of Pop Idol. While the government has committed…

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