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ERIC Number: ED309473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 20
Abstractor: N/A
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Who Owns What--An Initial Inquiry into Current Crossownership among Leading Companies in Cable Television.
Katz, Helen
Despite longstanding interest in cable television regulation, little has been investigated concerning crossownership of cable with other media properties. A study examined the issue from economic (antitrust) and First Amendment (diversity of sources) perspectives. Data on where the cable companies' franchises were located and in what other media the firms were involved were obtained mainly from "Advertising Age," which listed the top 30 media companies in cable. Information was also solicited directly from the companies. Analysis showed that almost all top 30 media companies in cable have significant holdings in other media, within the same state or even in the same location, raising serious questions about maintaining media exposure to a wide variety of ideas. (Four tables of data are included.) (MS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: First Amendment