Executive Director of the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica, Cordel Green, says international rights holders need to provide better access to content if they want to tackle copyright infringement.

Mr. Green says cable operators are being forced into uncompetitive situations due to long standing problems.

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This follows last month’s decision by the Commission, to order cable operators to stop showing 19 channels after complaints by rights holders.

Mr. Green says the Broadcasting Commission will be pushing these rights holders to take Jamaica more seriously as a market.

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Cordell Green, Executive Director for the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica.

Meanwhile, the Broadcasting Commission is still reviewing its cease and desist order to local cable operators to remove several channels from their lineup.

He says the channels will still be removed.

But attempts are being made to minimize disruption to customers.

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He says the May 31 deadline for the removal of the channels will most likely be changed by the review.