Cable Bemoans Fees for DBS Data

Hearn, Ted
September 2004
Multichannel News;9/20/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 38, p38
This article focuses on the cable industry. In an unusual role reversal, the cable industry is complaining that the direct broadcast satellite industry is charging too much. The dispute, however, is not about retail rates, but the fees the Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association charges cable operators to obtain direct broadcast satellite subscriber totals within their franchise areas. Cable operators need the data to document that their cable systems meet the Federal Communications Commission's legal definition of effective competition.


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