McDowell: DTV Worries Valid

McDowell, Robert
September 2007
Multichannel News;9/17/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 37, p46
The article presents an interview with the commissioner of the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Robert McDowell. McDowell commented on allegations that FCC chairman Kevin Martin hated the cable industry. He also gave his opinion on the country's transition to digital television and the potential impact of a government imposed buy-through on broadcast consumers.


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