Martin: A Record of 'Picking on' Cable

Hearn, Ted
March 2007
Multichannel News;3/19/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 12, p3
The article presents the author's view on the hostility of the chairman of the Federal Communications towards the cable industry, the leading provider of pay television and high-speed Internet access in the U.S. The cable operators have come up losers in regulatory battles worth hundreds of million of dollars. The Federal Communication states that they do not pick on the cable industry, it just happen that most of the industries they regulate complain whenever they do not end up agreeing.


Related Articles

  • Taking Stock of CALM. SUCIU, PETER // TV Technology;11/20/2013, Vol. 31 Issue 24, p1 

    In this article, the author reflects on the U.S. Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act, which has been adapted in December 2011. He informs that the act requires the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to bar the audio of TV commercials from being broadcast at louder sound...

  • The Other Steel-Toed Boot.  // Broadcasting & Cable;8/18/2003, Vol. 133 Issue 33, p28 

    Editorial. Focuses on the issues related to the U.S. cable and broadcasting industry as of August 2003. Features of cable ownership rules laid down by the U.S. Federal communications Commission; Protests organized by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group against cable ownership rules;...

  • What About Two Caps?  // Broadcasting & Cable;5/12/2003, Vol. 133 Issue 19, p6 

    Reports on the advice to increase subscriber ownership caps for the cable broadcasting companies in the proposed law to be issued by the U.S. Federal Communication Commissions.

  • Must-carry backlog surpasses 200. Stern, Christopher // Broadcasting & Cable;12/12/94, Vol. 124 Issue 50, p83 

    Reports that the Federal Communications Commission's Cable Services Bureau has more than 200 pending must-carry complaints. Failure of the FCC to meet the legal deadline set by the 1992 Cable Act; Other complaints in the Cable Services Bureau.

  • FCC finds cable competition edging up. Halonen, Doug // Electronic Media;12/21/98, Vol. 17 Issue 52, p15 

    Focuses on United States Federal Communications Commission's report on competition in the cable industry. Cable television's share of the nation's multichannel television subscribers; Increase in the number of direct broadcast satellite subscribers; Cable operators' offering of more programming...

  • FCC says MSO costs up 20.2%. Halonen, Doug // Electronic Media;12/21/98, Vol. 17 Issue 52, p15 

    Focuses on United States Federal Communications Commission's report on programming costs among cable operators.

  • It's hearsay, but since the Clinton administration isn't commenting about the furor over the FCC... McAvoy, Kim // Broadcasting & Cable;10/4/93, Vol. 123 Issue 40, p62 

    Reports on Democratic Representative Thomas Manton's defense of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) cable television rate regulations at an oversight hearing. Position of the Clinton administration on the rate regulations.

  • Untitled. McAvoy, Kim // Broadcasting & Cable;4/11/94, Vol. 124 Issue 15, p53 

    Reports on the number of registrants for the Federal Communications Commission's regional cable seminar in San Francisco, California in April 1994. Small Cable Business Association's complaint of FCC cable rates as unfair; Fees' direct conflict with Congressional intent.

  • FCC Backs Cable On Franchise-Free Stance. Hearn, Ted // Multichannel News;10/8/2001, Vol. 22 Issue 41, p3 

    Focuses on the ruling of the United States Federal Communications Commission over the collection of local government fees on non-video programming revenue. Federal support for cable operators; Claims of local governments against cable operators; Impact of the federal ruling on the competition...


Read the Article


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

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics