Multicast Aligns Cable, Consumer Groups

Hearn, Ted
September 2005
Multichannel News;9/19/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 39, p34
Focuses on the opposition of consumer lobbyist Gene Kimmelman together with Center for Digital Democracy executive director Jeff Chester and Consumer Federation of America research director Mark Cooper to the multicast must-carry advocacy of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Reaction of NAB spokesman Dennis Wharton to the decision of Kimmelman and Chester to side with giant cable cartels; Reason behind the opposition of the consumer groups to multicast must-carry; Impact of the absence of multicast must-carry on local television stations according to NAB.


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