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Posted at 11:59 a.m. PST Wednesday, December 8, 1999

Canadian company under fire for bringing `real time' TV to Internet

TORONTO (AP) -- The name says it all. is a new service that pulls television signals out of the air and broadcasts them over the Internet, to the chagrin of the TV networks.

Despite threatened legal action by Canadian broadcasters and the National Football League, the company launched last week says it will continue to operate.

Launched last week, the free service allows consumers to click on a Web site menu for 17 channels, including U.S. networks ABC, NBC and CBS and the Canadian giant, CBC.

A grainy image the size of a passport photo pops up in the corner of the computer screen with the ``real-time'' broadcast of the chosen station, just like on any television set.