What a mess!

September 2007
CED;Sep2007, Vol. 33 Issue 9, p50
Trade Publication
The article discusses the impact of the a la carte channel selection proposal of Kevin Martin, chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), on the business operations of cable television companies in the U.S. While the chairman believes that the proposal is the best way to deal with independent programming, the cable industry believes that it will terminate less-popular niche programming channels, which will eventually affect the industry's operations.


Related Articles

  • Cable TV: the endangered revolution. Sucherman, Stuart P. // Columbia Journalism Review;May/Jun1971, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p13 

    This article comments on the lack of attention by the news media to the developments in cable television (TV) in the U.S. The hearings held by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission regarding cable TV were virtually ignored not only by the public but also by the news media, which will be the...

  • Martin Sets Agenda. Hearn, Ted // Multichannel News;11/26/2007, Vol. 27 Issue 47, p3 

    The article focuses on the new regulations proposed by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Kevin Martin in his effort to flatten the cable television industry of the U.S. These regulations include rules to force cable operators to charge less than 10 cents per month as well as...

  • QUICK HITS.  // Multichannel News;2/7/2011, Vol. 32 Issue 6, p16 

    The article offers updates on cable television industry-related issues in the U.S. including the closed deal of the joint venture of NBC Universal Inc. and Comcast Corp., the appointment of Robert Mills as chief financial officer (CFO) at Knology Inc., and the long-term agreement between Time...

  • What's Coming Up In Cable Technology.  // Multichannel News;8/27/2012, Vol. 33 Issue 33, p42 

    The author reflects on the significant developments in the cable television sector citing the move of the multiple system operator (MSO) to develop new businesses apart from home security in the U.S.

  • Senators Seek An Exemption. Hearn, Ted // Multichannel News;11/26/2007, Vol. 27 Issue 47, p3 

    The article reports that seven U.S. senators have been requesting the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to exempt small cable operators from the proposed rules requiring the duplicative carriage of some local television signals beginning in early 2009. Senators including Jay Rockefeller,...

  • Bleak Future Ahead for 'Free' TV. Yadon, Robert // Multichannel News;3/22/2010, Vol. 31 Issue 12, p39 

    In this article the author discusses the future of the local television broadcasting. According to the author, local television lack secured investment capital compared to cable television industry which secured their investment capital through series of statutory provisions. Also mentioned is...

  • FCC SEEKS INPUT ON TV PAYOUTS. J. E. // Broadcasting & Cable;9/30/2013, Vol. 143 Issue 36, p42 

    The article reports that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Media Bureau is seeking information from television broadcasters and cable operators about the costs of incentive auction repacking it will pay out of the relocation fund approved by the Congress for that purpose.

  • At Home. Oliver, Daniel // National Review Bulletin;6/14/1974, Vol. 26 Issue 24, pB86 

    The article discusses the author's perspective on the "Whitehead Report" authored by Clay T. Whitehead which probes into the cable television (CATV) industry in the U.S. The author believed that the Federal Communications Commission exerted an effort to regulate the competitive threat offered by...

  • Carriage of Digital Television Broadcast Signals: Amendment to the Commission's Rules. Dortch, Marlene H. // Federal Register (National Archives & Records Service, Office of;6/18/2012, Vol. 77 Issue 117, p36178 

    The article presents information on the final rule issued by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission regarding the viewability requirement for permitting the cable operators to use the set-top equipment for viewing must-carry signals and also to ensure that the equipment are both available...


Read the Article


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

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics