THROUGH THE WIRE
- Not to bury cable but to praise it. Jessell, Harry A. // Broadcasting & Cable;5/06/96, Vol. 126 Issue 20, p7
States that vice president Al Gore and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Reed Hundt praised cable for its commitment to the public interest and its promise to compete with telephone companies, while speaking on successive days at the National Cable Television Association...
- Playing by the Rules. Wetli, Patty // Telephony;3/31/2008 Supplement, p6
The article focuses on the argument between the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) and owners of multiple-dwelling unit (MDU) against a rule by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the U.S. FCC ruled to prohibit cable operators to exclusive access agreements. NCTA...
- The Supreme Court weighed in on must carry... McAvoy, Kim // Broadcasting & Cable;10/4/93, Vol. 123 Issue 40, p62
Reports on the US Supreme Court's review of the impact of the Cable Act of 1992' must-carry regime on operator's First Amendment rights. Position of the National Cable Television Association on the issue; Expectations for a reaffirmation of a lower court decision.
- Eliminating rate regs is NCTA goal. H.A.J. // Broadcasting & Cable;12/19/94, Vol. 124 Issue 51, p10
Reports on the goal of the National Cable Television Association (NCTA) to free cable systems from rate regulation. Remarks by NCTA President Decker Anstrom; Provisions of the regulatory 1992 Cable Act; NCTA's other goals for telecommunications reform legislation.
- Standards operating procedure. // Broadcasting & Cable;2/7/94, Vol. 124 Issue 6, p65
Reports on the release of programmers' standards and practices statements by NCTA as part of the cable group's antiviolence efforts.
- Industry moves derail smut bills. Boliek, Brooks // Hollywood Reporter -- International Edition;12/13/2005, Vol. 392 Issue 13, p6
This article reports that negotiations among cable operators over so-called family tiers and talk among TV industry players about ways to clarify the ratings system are likely to delay passage of legislation to clean up the airwaves in the U.S. Senator Ted Stevens told reporters that he had no...
- Cable Seeks Set-Top Waiver From FCC. Haugsted, Linda // Multichannel News;8/21/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 33, p39
The article reports that the National Cable & Telecommunication Association has asked from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a waiver from its order that by July 2007 cable operators have retail ready set-tops available for sale. They argued that the ruling would compel the...
- HIGH-DEF NETS STAND OUT FROM CROWD. Dempsey, John // Variety;6/2/2008, Vol. 411 Issue 3, p14
The article reports on the National Cable Show's May 2008 convention which featured film clips from the MGM library such as "Goldfinger," "The Black Stallion," and "RoboCop," all shown on a 103-inch flat screen television in high-definition. According to Jim Packer, president of MGM TV...
- Groups Push Ã€ La Carte Cable. McConnell, Bill // Broadcasting & Cable;1/13/2002, Vol. 133 Issue 2, p63
Reports on the appeal of the U.S. consumer groups for the regulation of cable prices. Arguments in favor and against of price hike in cable across the country; Reason given by the consumer groups for price hike; Factors responsible for cable price hike observed by economist Mark Cooper of...