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Cable Nets, NCTA Fight Leased Access Rules

May 7, 2008  •  Post A Comment

TV One, C-SPAN, Discovery Communications and A&E Television Networks joined the National Cable & Telecommunications Association in urging a federal appeals court to block new rules that would give independent programmers access to cable systems, Multichannel News reports. The Federal Communications Commission rules require cable operators to set aside 15% of their channels for leased access purposes, the newspaper notes. The NCTA and cable programmers argue that the leased access rules would displace existing cable networks and would yield no revenue at the proposed rate, the newspaper says.
—Vlada Gelman

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