Program-Access Rules On Deck at FCC

Hearn, Ted
September 2007
Multichannel News;9/3/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 35, p8
The article focuses on the proposed rules regarding access to programming contracts, by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Kevin Martin. Under Martin's proposal, cable's pay television rivals are provided with the ability to license on reasonable terms any satellite-delivered network. Extension of this program-access mandate is proposed for the second time. In the event of a dispute, either the FCC or the complaining party may compel access to all programming contracts.


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