Video Competition: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade, and Consumer Protection of the Committee on Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, First Session, July 29, 1997--The Status of Competition Among Video Delivery Systems; October 30, 1997--Access to Programming, Volume 4

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Page 39 - ... (i) imposing reasonable requirements for creditworthiness, offering of service, and financial stability and standards regarding character and technical quality; (ii) establishing different prices, terms, and conditions to take into account actual and reasonable differences in the cost of creation, sale, delivery, or transmission of satellite cable programming or satellite broadcast programming...
Page 80 - ... encouraged and promoted individually or through voluntary cooperation exercised in accordance with existing law. Nonobservance of such rules does not per se constitute violation of law.
Page 17 - Mr. Chairman, members of the subcommittee, my name is Decker Anstrom and I am President and CEO of the National Cable Television Association. Thank you for inviting me to testify before you today on behalf of the...
Page 80 - For purposes of this section — (1) the term "satellite cable programming" means video programming which is transmitted via satellite and which is primarily intended for the direct receipt by cable operators for their retransmission to cable subscribers...
Page 96 - ... today's hearing. I want to thank you, Mr. Chairman, for introducing HR 2921, and Congressmen Markey and Boucher for joining you in introducing that bill. I also want to thank the 13 other Members of the Subcommittee who have cosponsored HR 2921. When DIRECTV® launched its service three and one-half years ago — the culmination of ten years of effort and a $750 million investment — DIRECTV was dedicated to providing consumers with a compelling multichannel video alternative to incumbent cable...
Page 80 - satellite broadcast programming" means broadcast video programming when such programming is retransmitted by satellite and the entity retransmitting such programming is not the broadcaster or an entity performing such retransmission on behalf of and with the specific consent of the broadcaster. (4) The term "satellite broadcast programming...
Page 20 - TV stations;28 today there are 1,193 stations on mine packages including NFL Sunday Ticket, MLB Extra Innings, NBA League Pass, NHL Center Ice, ESPN Full Court (college basketball) and ESPN GamePlan (college football). In addition to the programming available on DirecTV, USSB carries the following programming services: HBO-East...
Page 50 - Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today, and I look forward to answering your questions. [The prepared statement of Mr.
Page 38 - [l]ocal markets for the delivery of video programming remain highly concentrated, and structural conditions remain in place that could permit the exercise of market power by incumbent cable systems.
Page 96 - Jan. 2, 1997) at 4. ("Local markets for the delivery of video programming generally remain highly concentrated, and structural conditions remain in place that could permit the exercise of market power by incumbent cable systems.

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