ERIC Number: ED071421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov-16
Reference Count: 0
Remarks Before the California Community Television Association. Cable Television; The Problems and the Policies.
Whitehead, Clay T.
In the eyes of government, private industry, and investors, cable television has a mixed identity, being part public utility, part broadcaster, and part pay television. On top of that, cable systems can present themselves as either a single business or an interlocking group of highly specialized related businesses. Mr. Whitehead, representing the Nixon Administration, views it as a potentially viable public medium and wants long-term resolution of cable policies. In order to make the correct decisions regarding this fledgling industry, complicated issues must be legally resolved, particularly copyright and access issues. The fear of monopolistic initiative controlling the industry can only be met by effective structuring of regulations that recognize the variety and diversity of the enterprises involved in cable television. (MC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Telecommunications Policy, Washington, DC.
Note: Speech presented to the California Community Television Association (Anaheim, California, November 16, 1972)