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- Oz pay channels snub local quotas. Woods, Mark // Daily Variety;07/17/2000, Vol. 268 Issue 29, p12
Reports on the failure of pay television channels in Australia to meet government requirements to spend more of their programming budgets on shows produced in the country and New Zealand. Percentages of the channels' budget spent on local program; Accumulated losses of pay television firms.
- Venezuelan pay television faces taxing time. Dahlson, Conrad // Multichannel News;02/21/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 8, p32
Reports tax increase for pay television operators in Caracas, Venezuela. Dispute between the industry and the National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel) over the planned tax rise; Arguments raised by Conatel; Implications of the development of cable companies for telecommunications companies.
- Argentina's pay TV pain. Newbery, Charles // Variety;9/19/2005, Vol. 400 Issue 5, p23
This article reports on the new broadcasting policy affecting the pay-television industry in Argentina, as of September 2005. The federal treasury's legal department urged its broadcasting regulator to limit advertisement time on pay television with 49 percent or more foreign programming. The...
- South Africa to end pay TV monopoly. De Jager, Christelle // Variety;5/20/2002, Vol. 387 Issue 1, p21
Reports that the African National Congress government is set to bust the monopoly in South Africa's pay television market. Plan of the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa; Restriction in foreign investors' stake in an operator.
- Israel Sets Down New Regulations for Pay TV. Levy, Sasha // Multichannel News;04/03/2000, Vol. 21 Issue 14, p34
Reports on the Israel Cable and Satellite Television Council's announcement of its pay television regulations as of April 3, 2000. Provisions of the regulations; Implications for the country's pay television market.
- Mexican pay TV OKs regs. Sutter, Mart; Tegel, Simeon // Daily Variety;03/06/2000, Vol. 267 Issue 1, p16
Reports on the Communications Secretariat's release of the rules on pay television (TV) in Mexico on February 29, 2000. Maximum amount of commercial airtime on pay TV; Sale of additional advertising minutes during infomercial programming; Pan-regional pay TV programmers' positive reaction to...
- PAY TV OPS PROTEST PLANS FOR GOV'T SERVICE. Amnatcharoen, Bam // Variety;10/11/2004, Vol. 396 Issue 8, p21
Reports on the opposition of provincial pay television (TV) operators in Bangkok, Thailand to the government's plan to launch its own pay TV service. Reason for the opposition of the operators; Number of licensed pay TV operators in the country as of October 11, 2004; Cost of pay TV service...
- Fun for the Viewer, Hope for the Industry. // Time;Feb1954, Vol. 63 Issue 5, p66
This article discusses the plan of some companies to offer pay-as-you-see television services in the U.S. It notes that three companies are ready with systems to provide pay-as-you-see television services. It stresses the need of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to answer questions on...
- Zero hour looms for Colombia `informals'. Buenaventura // Multichannel News;10/11/99, Vol. 20 Issue 42, p66
Reports on decision of Colombia's National Television Commission to lessen the number of bids that have been submitted for pay television licenses. Reaction of informal cable operators; Options of informal operators which will fail to obtain licenses.