Must-Buy Repeal lacks FCC Support

Hearn, Ted
August 2007
Multichannel News;8/6/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 31, p26
The article reports that the cable television industry in the U.S. lacks support inside the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to repeal a 1992 law that requires cable subscribers to buy local television signals before they may purchase traditional cable television networks like Discovery Channel, Oxygen and Fox News Channel. Four out of five FCC commissioners expressed concern about taking down the so-called "must-buy" requirement.


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