Ferree Plan No Picnic for Cable, Either

Hearn, Ted
April 2004
Multichannel News;4/26/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 17, p79
Presents comments on the plan by Media Bureau chief Kenneth Ferree and his aides to allow television stations to demand mandatory cable carriage for their digital signals effective January 1, 2009. Reaction of the cable industry to the plan, according to Rick Chessen, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission official working with Ferree; Opinion of Tom Van Wazer, a broadcast attorney from Brown & Wood regarding the action that will be taken by the cable industry in line with the issue; Views of FCC commissioner Kevin Martin on the issue.


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