Powell Seems Ready to Nix Multicasting

Hearn, Ted
January 2005
Multichannel News;1/24/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p12
Reports on the support provided by Michael Powell, chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), on the plan not to compel cable operators to carry digital multicasting services provided by local TV stations in the U.S. in January 2005. Information on the ruling of the FCC on dual must-carry of digital multicasting services in 2001; Statement issued by the FCC to a federal court regarding the request of Paxon Communications Corp. to force the FCC to issue final cable carriage rules for digital TV stations; Plan of Powell on multicasting and dual-carriage issues.


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