TITLE

Martin Digs for Legal Leverage

AUTHOR(S)
Hearn, Ted
PUB. DATE
December 2005
SOURCE
Multichannel News;12/5/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 51, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the efforts of Kevin Martin, chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to find legal basis that would justify his proposed adoption of a la carte pricing by cable television companies. Under a provision of the 1984 Cable Act, the FCC has authority to impose additional rule to promote diversity in information sources. A 2004 FCC report reveals that a la carte pricing lacks advantages for consumers and the cable industry. The issue of a la carte pricing has been linked with the issue of sex, profanity and indecent television programming on cable.
ACCESSION #
19078033

 

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