Multicast Aligns Cable, Consumer Groups
- Capitol office supports digital must-carry. McConnell // Broadcasting & Cable;09/13/99, Vol. 129 Issue 38, p4
Reports on the United States Congressional Budget Office's view that a strong must-carry rule for broadcast digital television signals may be necessary if the government is to get analog spectrum back by the 2006 deadline. Dispute between broadcasters and cable companies on the must-carry rule;...
- Hotter TV competition in the air. van der Walt, Dous // Finance Week;07/30/99, p18
Reports on the increased competition in television broadcasting in South Africa. Relaxation of government regulations in broadcasting; Expansion of the Bop television station's market base; Possible sale of the station; Possible conversion of Bop into a free-to-air station.
- Raids still haunt media in Russia. Holdsworth, Nick // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;05/30/2000, Vol. 363 Issue 13, p83
Reports on continued government pressures on television firms in Russia. Raids of the Moscow offices of Media-MOST; Government restrictions on media freedom through tax and other strategies; Reaction by the National Association of Telebroadcasters to the raids.
- Newly Chinese H.K. seeks to keep competitive edge. Sullivan, Maureen // Variety;12/01/97, Vol. 369 Issue 4, p66
Focuses on the Hong Kong broadcasting industry's efforts to prepare for the future under the Chinese government. Plans for an exhaustive examination of the broadcasting environment; Broadcasting Secretary Chau Tak-Hay's view of the goal to maintain Hong Kong's title as the media hub of Asia;...
- Gore paves way for infopike. Wharton, Dennis // Variety;1/3/94, Vol. 353 Issue 9, p50
Reports on events and developments concerning the television broadcasting industry. Roadblocks to the information superhighway; Denial of request by Hollywood for a stay of a lower court ruling which removes antitrust consent decrees on television networks; Attitude of Jack Valenti of the...
- Broadcasters may take an ad hit. Zecchinelli, Cecilia // Variety;03/02/98, Vol. 370 Issue 3, p65
Deals with the regulations sent by Italy's ruling center-left government to the Parliament as part of the television (TV) reform bill. People that will be mostly affected by the bill; Key points of the bill.
- Czechs take issue with EC directive. Meils, Cathy // Variety;05/05/97, Vol. 367 Issue 1, p230
Focuses on the meeting between Czech producers, private television representatives and European Commission (EC) audiovisual administrators to discuss an EC directive requiring 50% of television programming time to be devoted to European products. Confrontational nature of the session; Czech...
- Dutch revise policy on b'caster RTL 4. Edmunds, Marlene // Variety;5/23/94, Vol. 355 Issue 4, p28
Reports on the efforts by Holland's Media Commission to convert commercial broadcaster RTL 4 into a Dutch company. Commissioner Walter Etty's suggestion to regulate RTL 4 under Dutch rule; Commission's dispute with station over alleged violations of European Union broadcast regulations...
- Ruling coalition planning quotas for N.Z. television. Wakefield, Phil // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;01/25/2000, Vol. 361 Issue 24, p10
Reports on the Labor-Alliance Coalition's decision to proceed with plans for local content quotas on free-to-air television despite the risk of breaching international trade obligations. Arguments in support of the protection of local content through quotas; Proportion of locally produced shows...