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- We have met the competition, and he is us. Cosh, Colby // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;9/18/95, Vol. 22 Issue 40, p31
Reports on competition of Canadian cable television companeis in 1995 for satellite broacast licenses. Actions by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to control which channels citizens may watch; The effect of direct-to-home (DTH) satellite dishes; CRTC's plan...
- Cable's big squeeze. Zoglin, Richard; Gwynne, S.C. // Time;6/27/1994, Vol. 143 Issue 26, p66
Discusses the jammed cable television dial. Average cable system has only about 40 slots for programming, less the over-the-air stations and public-access channels; Roadblock to additional channels in the 1992 Cable Act; Tom Bergeron and Laurie Hibberd on `Breakfast Time,' a morning show on fX...
- PTAR demise. C.M. // Broadcasting & Cable;7/24/95, Vol. 125 Issue 30, p16
Reports the predictions of FCC about the end of the prime time access rule (PTAR) by 1996, which was implemented in 1971 to encourage local and diverse programing. Provisions of the rule; Implications of the demise of PTAR.
- Station presses case for PTAR repeal. Jessell, Harry A. // Broadcasting & Cable;2/14/94, Vol. 124 Issue 7, p45
Reports on WCPX-TV Orlando, Florida's request for the US Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. to force the US Federal Communications Commission to consider repealing the prime time access rule which prohibits network affiliates in the top 50 markets from airing off network programming from 7 to...
- Open access: It could get worse. // CED;Nov2000, Vol. 26 Issue 11, p4
Comments on the issue of service convergence within a cable system. Upgrading of cable television networks; Impact of Internet business on hardware purchasing; Advocacy for the integration of different services into a hardware; Technical merits of the idea; Interoperability and faster...
- Miami-Dade advice. Haugsted // Multichannel News;09/27/99, Vol. 20 Issue 40, p1
Reports on the open access debate focusing in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Possible victory for cable in what consumer activists call open access and cable considers forced access; Implications of a vote for access to Road Runner; Belief of local officials that the issue should be resolved by...
- Networks get new lease on life. Brown, Rich // Broadcasting & Cable;5/22/95, Vol. 125 Issue 21, p34
Discusses the growing use of leased-access time by cable programmers for dealing with channel-capacity problems and thereby increase popularity. Example of NET-Political NewsTalk Network; Merits and demerits of leased access.
- Getting through to MDUs. Brown, Karen // CED;Oct2005, Vol. 31 Issue 10, p28
Focuses on the challenges met by cable operators on multi dwelling unit (MDU) service for multi-family segment in the U.S. Importance of MDUs business for cable operators; Launching of Internet Protocol video services by telecommunication providers; Service agreements between MDUs and building...
- Retrans plans: Programming the new channels. McClellan, Steve // Broadcasting & Cable;10/11/93, Vol. 123 Issue 41, p16
Reports on some broadcasters' use of the retransmission agreements to gain carriage, subscriber fees for local and national cable channels and creation of cable channels. Uncertainty of profits; News and information programming; Weather services.