11.08.2004 11:09 AM
Broadcasters look to deal for DTV deadline

The NAB, the Association for Maximum Service Television and a group of broadcasters sent a proposal to the FCC recently offering to help the commission come up with a plan to set a hard deadline for a DTV transition.

It would helpful, the broadcasters suggested, if they received cable must-carry for all TV signals before a hard deadline is established under the FCC’s proposed Ferree Plan.

The broadcasters said cable operators should not be able to strip out or degrade any broadcast signals through their systems.

Robert Sachs, president of the National Cable and Telecommunications Association, said was a recycled version of broadcasters’ previous demands. He said that the FCC has held that the Communications Act only entitles broadcast stations to must-carry of a single digital video channel, and the latest FCC filing from broadcasters offers no new legal justification for a reversal of that position.

Sachs also said that the broadcast industry’s submission does nothing to advance the digital TV transition or promote a serious discussion about how to complete the transition.

Back to the top

Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found

Tuesday 03:07 PM
WMUR-TV Says FAA Drone Rules Preclude ENG
The FAA’s current rules and proposed ban on flight over people, requirement of visual line of sight and restriction on nighttime flying, effectively prohibit broadcasters from using UAS for newsgathering. ~ WMUR-TV General Manager Jeff Bartlett

D. Pagan Communications /   Friday 10:35 AM
Blue Line is Hot on the Trail of DPA Microphones
Clyne Media, Inc /   Thursday 09:51 PM
Focusrite Expands RedNet Range

Featured Articles
Discover TV Technology