Set-Top Subsidy Omission Stalls DTV Bill
- Pols draw a deadline on digital. McClintock, Pamela // Daily Variety;7/16/2002, Vol. 276 Issue 30, p1
Reports on the plans of U.S. Representatives W.J. Tauzin (R-La.) and John Dingell (D-Mich.) to introduce a legislation addressing the transition to digital television. Factor driving the two legislators to propose the bill; Coverage of the legislation proposed by the bipartisan duo; Competition...
- POLICY. // Multichannel News;11/21/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 48, p26
The article presents news briefs on the U.S. television industry as of November 21, 2005. The National Cable & Telecommunications Association has decided to move its headquarters to a new building in Washington, D.C. in the fall of 2006. According to Representative Joe Barton, chairman of the...
- Barton Wants To Help Pay for DTV. McConnell, Bill // Broadcasting & Cable;2/21/2005, Vol. 135 Issue 8, p4
Reports on a statement issued by U.S. House Commerce Committee Chairman Joe Barton acknowledging that the U.S. government must help U.S. citizens pay for digital TV (DTV) equipment in order to speed the DTV transition. Plan of Barton to introduce a DTV bill; Cost of subsidizing digital...
- Subsidy for Converters Scrutinized. Halonen, Doug // Television Week;5/30/2005, Vol. 24 Issue 22, p8
Addresses the issue concerning the provision of a subsidy for the use of digital-to-analog converters in the U.S., as of May 2005. Arguments raised by Representative Joe Barton of Texas regarding the subsidy; Key provisions included in a bill about the use of digital television.
- DTV bill due after recess. Albiniak, Paige; Kerschbaumer, Ken // Broadcasting & Cable;7/22/2002, Vol. 132 Issue 30, p30
Focuses on the issue of requiring a legislation to get the digital television transmission on track in the U.S. Plans of representative Billy Tauzin to introduce a bill on the matter; Problem of policymakers on disputes over copy protection; Progress made on cable copy protection standards.
- McCain wants to work with Stevens on DTV bill. Weaver, Heather Forsgren // RCR Wireless News;6/20/2005, Vol. 24 Issue 25, p14
Reports on the plan of Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) to work with Senate Commerce Chairman Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) to craft a bill that would end the uncertainty on the transition to digital television (DTV). Recommended megahertz level of spectrum that should be freed to ensure public safety...
- Dual Carriage Revisited. McConnell, Bill // Broadcasting & Cable;5/30/2005, Vol. 135 Issue 22, p14
Reports on the reemergence of debate on whether cable operators can be forced to carry analog and digital versions of the signal of a local television station in the U.S. spearheaded by U.S. House Commerce Committee Chairman Joe Barton (R-Texas). Provisions of the proposed digital television...
- ANALOG'S END NEAR? Triplett, William // Daily Variety;5/24/2005, Vol. 287 Issue 38, p4
Reports on the progress of the legislative bill on digital television transition sponsored by Representative Joe Barton in the U.S. Congress. Provisions of the bill; Chances of the bill of gaining bipartisan support; Reaction of broadcasters to the proposed cutoff date for all analog transmission.
- Bill's Impact Could Send Basic Cable Rates Soaring. Hearn, Ted // Multichannel News;6/6/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 23, p32
Considers the impact of a bill proposed by House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Joe Barton regarding the digital television transition on the basic cable rates in the U.S. Provisions of the bill; Factor that undermines the effort of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to limit...