Hearn, Ted
April 2008
Multichannel News;4/28/2008, Vol. 29 Issue 17, p14
The article focuses on the suggestion given by Kevin Martin, chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), to allow cable operators to break up expanded basic services. Martin's 75-cent plan has come after examining whether the FCC has the authority to require programmers to let television (TV) distributors pay for every channel at a la carte basis. Martin asserts that the rule allows operators to move their expensive channels off on the expanded basis at their discretion. INSET: Four Hurdles -- and How to Get Over Them.


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