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Cable television foreign ownership hearing before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One hundred first Congress, first session on H.R. 2643 ... June 15, 1989. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance.

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  • Cable television -- United States -- Foreign ownership.

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LC ClassificationsKF27 .E555 1989s
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 59 p. :
Number of Pages59
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1813866M
LC Control Number89603528

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Cable television is a system of delivering television programming to consumers via radio frequency (RF) signals transmitted through coaxial cables, or in more recent systems, light pulses through fiber-optic contrasts with broadcast television (also known as terrestrial television), in which the television signal is transmitted over the air by radio waves and received by a.   FRANCE. Introduction. The current media ownership rules in France prevent any single entity acquiring excessive influence of the various media, thereby ensuring plurality of voice and diversity of ctions on permitted shareholdings and foreign ownership are also exercised in defence of the cherished "Gallic Cultural Exception" on which France prides itself. Media cross-ownership is the common ownership of multiple media sources by a single person or corporate entity. Media sources can include broadcast and cable television, film, radio, newspaper, magazine, book publishing, music, video games, and various online entities. In October , the U.S. Congress amended the Communications Act of by adopting the Cable Communications Policy Act of The Cable Act established policies in the areas of ownership, channel usage, franchise provisions and renewals, subscriber rates and privacy, obscenity and lockboxes, unauthorized reception of services, equal employment opportunity, and pole attachments.

Several companies also hold ownership interests in cable television service in foreign markets. While large media companies dominate cable ownership at the national level, cable is in reality a local service. Cable operators are awarded a franchise to serve a specific community or geographical area. The local governing board (e.g., city council. This book explains the fundamentals of cable television systems, the equipment they use, what services they can offer, and how cable television fits and compares with other broadcast technologies. Cable television (CATV) is a television distribution system that uses a network of cables to deliver multiple video, data, and audio by: 1. Presently, although the Communications Act gives the FCC discretion to override the Act’s percentage limitations on foreign broadcast ownership, the FCC has only once exercised that discretion. The limitations are quite severe: If the foreign entity has a non-controlling interest in the licensee, then foreign ownership is restricted to 20%. CABLE SYSTEMS - Listing specifics for more than 4, operating U.S. cable systems and MSOs. 2. TELEVISION STATIONS - Covering every television station in the U.S., including station personnel, call letters, network services and coverage contour maps. 3. MEDIA OWNERSHIP - Detailing MSOs, Group Owners and the key players in the industry.

FCC RESTRICTIONS ON FOREIGN OWNERSHIP than two billion dollars.6 Murdoch did become a U.S. citizen, and the sale of the stations was cleared after an FCC hearing. And so, the Fox Broadcasting Network was born. At first, the new network was hardly noticed.7 Since then, it has risen to give the Big Three serious competition.'. Issues discussed included cable rates, broadcast station ownership and monopoly and foreign ownership. Report Video Issue Javascript must be enabled in order to access C-SPAN videos.   At the FCC’s open meeting last week, the Commission adopted new policies for assessing and computing foreign ownership of broadcast companies – particularly such ownership in public companies. The Commission’s Report and Order on this matter is dense reading, dealing with how companies assess compliance with the rules which limit foreign ownership to 20% of a broadcast . The FCC yesterday released its first decision approving % foreign ownership of a group of US broadcast comes after significant relaxation of the FCC’s interpretation of the foreign ownership limits which, less than 4 years ago, had been interpreted to effectively prohibit foreign ownership of more than 25% of a company controlling broadcast licensees (see our article here.