Ted Hearn writes:
In a new must-carry proposal from Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin Martin, cable operators would be forced to carry the programming of certain “eligible entities” that had leased excess spectrum from local digital-TV stations, FCC and industry officials confirmed last week. ¶ “The chairman wants to do all that he can to facilitate entry by small business and other eligible entities in an already-crowded field of broadcasting,” an FCC official said last Tuesday, one week after Martin and his aides began reaching out for support. ...
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He's made the executive director of the Minority Media & Telecommunications Council happy. See Honig Cheers Martin for Bridging Multicast Must-Carry Divide. Link: Broadcasting & Cable. Also see FCC's Martin Floats Leased Multicast Must-Carry Proposal. Link: Broadcasting & Cable. Both articles by John Eggerton. --Dennis