ERIC Number: ED064947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May-15
Reference Count: 0
Speech Before NCTA.
The general intent of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with regard to cable television (CATV) is to allow it enough re-broadcasting and importation of signals so that it can get started without giving CATV so much that it injures existing broadcast television or has no incentive to push into non-broadcast, broadband services which are its unique potential. There are many problems still to be worked out, such as a system of copyright compensation for re-broadcast programs; federal, state, or local jurisdictions; over-promising to get franchises; and understanding a maze of rules which may not even work. However, it is clear that the time has come for cable television to begin to act and experiment, using the spirit of the rules--better service for the public-- and not playing games with the letter of the rules. (RH)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Federal Communications Commission
Note: Speech presented at the National Cable Television Association Annual Conference (Chicago, Illinois, May 15, 1972)