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- The Cable Act at 20: Time for an Update. // Multichannel News;7/30/2012, Vol. 33 Issue 30, p35
The author presents his views on the updation of the U.S. Cable Act of 1992 which did not contemplate the dynamic market television networks have today.
- Cable Presses Hard for Real Retrans Reform. Eggerton, John // Multichannel News;2/28/2011, Vol. 32 Issue 9, p3
The article reports that suggestions on the rules for retransmission-consent made by cable operators, such as keeping stations on the air during negotiations and arbitration, will not be considered by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). It states that a draft shows the FCC does not...
- Regulation's Greatest Hits. // Multichannel News;11/1/2010, Vol. 31 Issue 41, p20
The article presents some regulations made by the U.S. government for the cable television industry since 1980. It mentions the Cable Act of 1992 which is designed to regulate prices of basic and expanded tiers. It cites the decision of the Supreme Court in 2001 to establish pole rates for...
- What Unsuccessful Rules Have in Common. // Multichannel News;5/13/2013, Vol. 34 Issue 19, p31
The author reflects on regulatory reforms related to cable television service providers in the U.S. and states that regulators should consider marketplace competition and technological limitations of service providers.
- TALKBACK. // Multichannel News;11/21/2011, Vol. 32 Issue 44, p34
Two letters to the editors are presented in response to articles in previous issues including "No End in Sight to Escalating Sports Rights: Financial Analysts" in the November 14, 2011 issue and "Noise Picks Up on Hushing Loud Ads" in November 16, 2011 issue.
- THE DEREGULATION OF CABLE TELEVISION. BESEN, STANLEY M.; CRANDALL, ROBERT W. // Law & Contemporary Problems;Winter1981, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p77
The article discusses the deregulation of the cable television (CATV) industry in the U.S. It claims that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was forced to regulate the sector in 1966 due to the threat it posed to the over-the-air television system. It cites that the continuous and...
- Playing by the Rules. Wetli, Patty // Telephony;3/31/2008 Supplement, p6
The article focuses on the argument between the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) and owners of multiple-dwelling unit (MDU) against a rule by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the U.S. FCC ruled to prohibit cable operators to exclusive access agreements. NCTA...
- A la carte cable on table, courtesy of McCain's 'Consumer Freedom' bill. // Advertising Age;5/13/2013, Vol. 84 Issue 19, p1
The article discusses the introduction of legislation by U.S. Senator John McCain which would allow consumers to purchase cable television service by purchasing individual channels rather than packages of channels.
- Hearing on retrans rules to revisit recent row. Johnson, Ted // Daily Variety;11/17/2010, Vol. 309 Issue 33, p2
The article reports on the plan of the Capitol Hill lawmakers to review the need for retransmission consent rules for cable operators in the U.S.