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- I Want My MTV…and My ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox: CBS Broadcasting, Inc. v. EchoStar Communications Corp., the Satellite Home Viewer Act of 1988, and an Argument for Consumer Choice in Distant Network Broadcasting. Harris, Kevin W. // Brigham Young University Law Review;2007, Vol. 2007 Issue 4, p1055
The article comments that the U.S. Congress should amend the Satellite Home Viewer Act of 1988 (SHVA) to allow U.S. satellite television consumers to legally subscribe to distant network programming. It discusses the case CBS Broadcasting Inc. v. EchoStar Communications Corp., which illustrates...
- Hang together. // Broadcasting & Cable;10/05/98, Vol. 128 Issue 41, p86
Editorial. Expresses frustration on the collapse of a legislation that would permit satellite television companies to offer local broadcast signals in the United States. How the legislation would have benefitted all businesses; Factors that lead to the collapse of the legislation; What people...
- Changes sought on bill to privatize satellite agencies. P.A. // Broadcasting & Cable;10/06/97, Vol. 127 Issue 41, p26
Focuses on the bill that would require the international satellite treaty organizations Intelsat and Inmarsat to privatize within five years. Support from PanAmSat; Legislation that would allow the United States to intervene if the goal were not reached.
- Compulsory decoders for nonexistent TV signals. // New Scientist;11/14/92, Vol. 136 Issue 1847, p10
Focuses on the Satellite Broadcasting of Television Signals Regulations 1992, a new law in Britain that will come into force on November 20, 1992. What the regulations is designed to do; Why this regulation was put into place; The Independent Television Commission's lack of knowledge of the...
- Satellite operators and broadcasters are gearing up for a possible fight. McAvoy, Kim // Broadcasting & Cable;10/4/93, Vol. 123 Issue 40, p62
Reports on the impending dispute between satellite operators and broadcasters as a result of the House Judiciary Committee's decision to extend satellite copyright license allowing operators to retransmit over the air signals for a fixed fee. Positions of each group; Speculations on the bill's...
- Half-a-loaf solution. // Electronic Media;09/14/98, Vol. 17 Issue 38, p10
Opinion. Focuses on the controversy surrounding the debate over direct broadcast satellite (DBS) distant network signals in the United States, while looking at a legislation that could settle the controversy. Reference to the legislation proposed by Senator John McCain of Arizona and Senator...
- House panel OKs satellite rights fee delay. Hatch, David // Electronic Media;06/22/98, Vol. 17 Issue 26, p31
Reports that a United States House panel has approved a legislation that will delay an increase in satellite copyright rates. How satellite television and cable companies will benefit from the legislation; When the legislation will take effect; Comments from Represenative Bill Tauzin.
- Inexactitudes in satellite delivery. McGoldrick, Paul // Broadcast Engineering;Jun2001, Vol. 43 Issue 7, p174
Criticizes the inexactitudes in the laws concerning satellite television in the United States. Background on the 1988 Satellite Home Viewer Act; Changes that were introduced in the 1999 Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act; Implications for satellite television companies.
- Broadcaster pushes DBS retransmission plan. Hatch, David // Electronic Media;11/03/97, Vol. 16 Issue 45, p4
Focuses on a congressional hearing on direct broadcast satellite (DBS) television issues, in which DBS companies requested that Congress amends existing copyright law to permit local retransmission. Comments by Chuck Hewitt, president of the Satellite Broadcasting and Communications...