HAMMER IN THE HOUSE
- Battle Lines Being Drawn: House Commerce Gets Ready for Fireworks. // CableFAX Daily;4/5/2006, Vol. 17 Issue 65, p1
Focuses on the status of the legislation of the video franchising bill introduced by Representative Joe Barton (R-Tex.) at the U.S. House Telecommunications Subcommittee. Impact of the national franchising system that will be created by the bill on telecommunication companies; Criticisms raised...
- Upton easy to digest. Albiniak, Paige // Broadcasting & Cable;03/19/2001, Vol. 131 Issue 12, p37
Focuses on the plans of Representative Fred Upton, chairman of the United States House Telecommunications and Internet Subcommittee. Restraining of President George W. Bush's proposal to levy analog spectrum fees on broadcasters; Urging of the Federal Communications Commission to address...
- Democrats criticize House DTV draft bill. Weaver, Heather Forsgren // RCR Wireless News;5/30/2005, Vol. 24 Issue 22, p6
Reports on the criticisms made by the Democrats on the U.S. House telecommunications subcommittee over a Republican draft of a bill that would set the completion of the digital television (DTV) transition in the U.S. on January 1, 2009. Remarks from U.S. Representative Edward Markey (D-Mass.)...
- Senate Bill Offers Firm Date For Digital TV Conversion. Shields, Todd // MediaWeek;6/20/2005, Vol. 15 Issue 25, p6
Discusses a bipartisan bill in the U.S. Senate that offered a deadline for digital television (TV) conversion. Subsidies for less affluent consumers; Impact on analog TV service; Response of the National Association of Broadcasters to the bill.
- Subcommittee told no technical barriers to CALEA compliance. Weaver, Heather Forsgren // RCR Wireless News;9/13/2004, Vol. 23 Issue 37, p16
Reports on the decision of the U.S. House telecommunications subcommittee on the appeal made by wireless carriers regarding compliance with the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) of 1994. Basis of the committee's decision; Provision of the policy.
- THE WEEK THAT WAS. // Broadcasting & Cable;12/3/2001, Vol. 131 Issue 50, p14
Reports developments related to television broadcasting in the United States as of December 2001. Negotiations with the plans of NBC to purchase a television station; Triumph of ABC for the broadcast rights to the first two 'Harry Potter' films; Meeting among the members of the congress to...
- Wary TV makers join FCC's digital parade. McClintock, Pamela // Daily Variety;4/10/2002, Vol. 275 Issue 29, p1
Reports the plan of Federal Communications Commission chair Michael Powell to equip television sets with digital tuners in the U.S. Reception of the plan by the consumer electronic business; Indication of a victory for broadcasters; Implications of the plan for consumers.
- DTV plan puts unfair burden on consumers. // Electronic Media;9/30/2002, Vol. 21 Issue 39, p9
Concentrates on the issue involving the impact of digital television legislation of Representative Billy Tauzin on the television industry in the U.S. Details of the legislation; Reactions from other lawmakers on the issue; Feedback from the consumer on the legislation.
- No DTV lovefest in committee. Hatch, David // Electronic Media;03/05/2001, Vol. 20 Issue 10, p3
Reports on United States legislators' plans for pressuring television stations to shift from analog to digital spectrum. Possible imposition of financial penalties for stations that hang onto analog spectrum beyond 2006; Expected opposition from broadcasters on the proposed law.