Martin's Aim: Upending Cable

November 2007
Multichannel News;11/19/2007, Vol. 27 Issue 46, p6
The article contends that U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Kevin Martin is pressuring cable operators to sell channels on an a la carte basis, instead of in bundles of many channels at once. Martin's agenda over the year 2008 may include imposing ownership rules that would block Comcast from making a big acquisition, and increasing the number of digital programming services from a local television station that a system has to carry. INSET: The FCC's Cable Guy: Getting Martin-ized.


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