October 2005 Issue:
Multicast Must Carry.
The October 2005 CTPAAbriefs provides an easy-to-understand discussion of the complex issues surrounding the "multicast must carry" debate. It outlines in plain language why the cable television industry is against allowing broadcasters to demand carriage of all their signals, beyond their primary signal.
June 2005 Issue:
What to do about Indecency? Give Customers Control.
The debate on "Indecency" and cable's response is to assure customers that they can take control of programming coming into their homes. This brief also outlines the various political and legal issues surrounding this very hot button topic. It opens noting that the cable television industry has taken a very clear position. Customers should have complete control over what they view in their homes and that as an industry, cable providers are going to help their customers through a variety of methods to achieve this goal.
January 2005 Issue:
The "Must Carry" Rules
The DTV transistion and the Federal "must carry" rules are some of the top issues facing the cable industry right now. The January edition of CTPAAbriefs explains the basics behind the "must carry" rules, what they are, how they developed, and the arguments over what they should look like in a digital era of multicasting.