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    Digital Television Transition

    Witnesses testified regarding the transition to digital television. This hearing focused on the timetable for the transition and the Federal Communications Commission Media Bureau’s plan to…

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    Echostar/DirectTV Merger

    Witnesses testified about a proposed merger between Direct TV and Echostar. Among the topics they addressed were the state of competition in the cable and satellite television industries,…

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    Television Ratings System

    The House subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade and Consumer Protection and television industry officials heard comments by randomly selected families in Peoria, Illinois. They…

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    Television Ratings System

    Committee members heard testimony concerning the effectiveness of the television ratings system, which the industry voluntarily initiated at the beginning of the year. Several legislators…

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    Cable Television Competition Act, Day 2

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the second day of hearings on H.R. 1303, the Cable Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act. Cable television executives testified on a…

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    Cable Television Reregulation

    The committee heard testimony on Senate Bill 12, the Cable Television Consumer Protection Act of 1991. The bill was designed to regulate the prices and quality of cable television services, many…

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    Broadcast-Cable Interface Forum

    Participants in the forum examined issues in broadcast and cable television. They focused on present and future issues of mass media regulation including telecommunication companies'…

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    Cable TV Consumer Protection Act, Part 2

    Mr. Mooney and Mr. Hostetter answered questions asked by Sen. Gore about allegations of anti-competition behavior by cable providers against broadcast networks. They talked about the cable response to…

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    Cable Telecommunications Act, Day 2 Part 2

    The hearing focused on the effects of the Cable Act of 1984. Mr. Fritts talked about the monopolies in cable. He said that the cable rates for consumers had increased 29% in the two years after…

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    Broadcasting/Cable Interface

    The conference concerns the relationship between broadcasters and cable operators, the role of government in legislating the industries, and current issues and technological advances that…

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    Cable TV Competitiveness

    Subcomittee on Antitrust, Monopolies and Business Rights held hearings on competitive problems in the cable television industry, focusing on proposed legislation to redefine effective…

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    Hiring & Promotion in Cable TV & the Broadcast Industry

    The subcommittee held an oversight hearing on equal employment opportunity hiring and promotion practices affecting minorities in the broadcast, cable, and telecommunications industries.…

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    Cable TV Programming Diversity

    The subcommittee held a hearing on viewer and consumer choices in cable television programming. Witnesses testified about the benefits and detriments of the Cable Communications Policy Act…

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    C-SPAN Broadcast Cable Interface D.C. Seminar

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    Cable Copyright

    The Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on issues relating to retransmission of television signals by cable operators. The hearing followed a decision by the Copyright Tribunal…

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