Cable Television and Other Nonbroadcast Video provides clear, in-depth analysis and commentary on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations, Telecommunications Act of 1996, and Television Consumer Protection and Competition Act of 1992. It includes examination and discussion of emerging regulatory patterns for all areas of non-broadcast media.
Topics covered include: cable technology and its history; franchise establishment, enforcement and modification; cable system ownership and operations; regulations of program content; regulation of subscriber rates; franchise renewal; franchise fees and taxes; cable and copyright; cable television and the telephone companies; privacy; satellite master antenna television systems; satellite video delivery; direct broadcast satellites; microwave video services; pay per view services; the Internet and cable. The text covers in-depth analysis of program content regulation and constitutional and statutory issues, as well as details all aspects affecting cable system ownership and operations to save research time.
Cable Television and Other Nonbroadcast Video was first published in 1989, and updates to this two volume work are published annually.