must-carry


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must-carry

Government regulations that cable and satellite TV providers "must carry" local TV stations as part of their offerings. First enacted in the U.S. in the early 1990s, a local TV station may also choose to negotiate a fee from the cable/satellite company, known as "retransmission consent." If the station elects this method and does not reach an agreement, the cable/satellite company can refuse carriage. Every three years, the local stations must decide which approach they are going to take.
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Fitch believes that the top-tier channels will continue to be a must-carry for the distributors and are likely to retain pricing power.
In short, the NAB wants the default selection to be retransmission consent, rather than must-carry status.
And since every customer who buys a gun needs gun-care products, this is a must-carry category for retailers looking for repeat sales.
With the must-carry rule and the increasing popularity of viewing content through social media and online video platforms such as YouTube," Clarke said, "ad-spend is being shifted out of the pay-TV environment.
To bolster those ailing digital TV carriers, the Broadcasting Committee recently consented to grant a fee minimizing for transmission expenses imposed amid cable and satellite TV broadcasting under the regulator's must-carry rule.
shall retransmit the signal of a broadcasting station, or any part thereof " unless (1) the cable system receives the station's "retransmission consent" or (2) the station enforces its rights under the Act's must-carry rules.
When APTN first started operating in 1999, the CRTC designated APTN as a must-carry channel for cable and satellite.
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cable system has ample capacity to carry all must-carry signals.
Following on from its inauguration in September 2013, one of Ifetel's first tasks will be to implement of the must-carry and must-offer rules.
217) But must-carry was re-enacted by the Cable Act of 1992.
Under the Communications Act of 1934 and FCC regulations, a video provider may carry a commercial broadcast station in one of two ways: (i) by the station's election of or default to must-carry status; or (ii) by the station's election and express written grant of retransmission consent.