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The overlay cognitive radio paradigm presents a framework where a secondary user exploits the knowledge of the primary user's message to improve spectrum utilization. A multicarrier broadcast network is one of the scenarios where this knowledge is possible: the secondary user could join a single frequency network and, therefore, gain access to the primary message. However, if the primary signal is received with a strong line of sight component, its relaying from the secondary transmitter does not suffice to ensure the primary user quality of service. In this paper we study the scenario where a secondary transmitter maximizes its own transmission rate, keeping the quality of a primary receiver over a given threshold. The analytical results, based on bit error rate bounds, are verified by means of software simulations and hardware tests.