'Carte' Foes Fight Back

Donohue, Steve
March 2006
Multichannel News;3/20/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 12, p41
Reports on the efforts of major cable companies and sports leagues to counter proposed legislation that could force distributors to allow television viewers to pick and choose the channels they want to pay for. Arguments of Walt Disney Co. and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association on the number of a la carte channels that viewers would be able to purchase under the legislation; Impact of forced a la carte programming on sports networks; Criticism expressed by NBC Universal, NASCAR and other major sports leagues against the proposals.


Related Articles

  • AT&T Seeks Freedom at FCC. Hearn, Ted // Multichannel News;1/23/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p34 

    The article reports on the request of AT&T Inc. to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to eliminate regulations applicable to cable companies. The primary concern for the firm is the elimination of the franchise requirement and rules regarding Internet Protocol video services. AT&T...

  • Party time.  // Broadcasting & Cable;2/19/96, Vol. 126 Issue 8, p89 

    Reports on the plan of Nickelodeon to hold a big bash to launch its TV Land nostalgia network during the 1996 National Cable Television Association.

  • Party time.  // Broadcasting & Cable;2/12/96, Vol. 126 Issue 7, p81 

    Reports on Nickelodeon's plan to hold a big bash at the Paramount Studios to launch its TV Land nostalgia network during the National Cable Television Association convention in Los Angeles on April 29, 1996.

  • Spanish trip for Travel Channel off in October. Gelman, Morrie // Hollywood Reporter;5/8/95, Vol. 37 Issue 8, p6 

    Reports that The Travel Channel is expected to announce, during the 1995 convention of the National Cable Television Association in Dallas, Texas, a 24-hour Spanish-language version of its travel news, documentaries and live events for Latin America for introduction in October.

  • NCTA Plan: Allow Limited Regulation. Hearn, Ted // Multichannel News;11/28/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 49, p6 

    The article focuses on the proposal of the U.S. cable industry that they would agree to indecency standards on condition that any federal legislation governing its content for profanity or sexual behavior would not take effect until after the courts had ruled on the law's constitutionality. The...

  • Distribution is cable's cross to bear. Brown, Rich // Broadcasting & Cable;1/30/95, Vol. 125 Issue 5, p28 

    Reports on the expectations of the new cable networks in the continuation of distribution problems. Deal between Television Food Network with a telephone company to offer recipes in demand; Advantages of the FCC's going-forward rules on new stations.

  • X-ing out C-SPAN? Mundy, Alicia // Brandweek;3/17/97, Vol. 38 Issue 11, Adweek p6 

    Focuses on regulatory issues facing the cable industry. Disposition of the `must carry' provision of the 1992 Cable Act; Failure of the Telecom Act; Impact of TCI's dropping of C-SPAN in lieu of Animal Planet.

  • Brits rebuked over TNT license. Clarence, Mavis // Hollywood Reporter;1/26/95, Vol. 335 Issue 38, p10 

    Reports on the ultimatum issued by the European Commission to Great Britain over its granting of an operating license to Ted Turner's TNT & Cartoon Network in Europe. British government's violation of European Union laws; Provision of EU's `Television Without Frontiers' directive; EU culture...

  • TV storm brews. Nadler, John // Variety;8/14/95, Vol. 360 Issue 2, p50 

    Reports on the American and European television investors' hope that the Bill for Radio, Television & Telecommunications law will be approved in Hungary. Sale of the state-controlled MTV2 television channel upon the passage of the bill; Interest of local media moguls in the channel.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics