Paxson Tired of Waiting for the FCC

Hearn, Ted
September 2004
Multichannel News;9/6/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 36, p40
Reports on the writ filed by Paxson Communications Corp. CEO Lowell Paxson to force the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to adopt rules on the cable carriage of his digital TV stations. Complaints included in the writ filed by Paxson; Opposition of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association to Paxson's legal move; Policy of the FCC on the digital must-carry rights of TV stations.


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