Wednesday, February 9, 2005

FCC Not to Impose a Dual Carriage Requirement on MSOs

The FCC decided not to impose a "dual carriage" requirement on cable operators, which would have required them to simultaneously carry broadcasters' analog and digital signals. The FCC reasoned that mandatory dual carriage is not necessary either to advance the governmental interests as identified by Congress and the Supreme Court, or to achieve the digital television transition.

The FCC also affirmed its prior determination that cable operators are not required to carry more than a single digital programming stream from any particular broadcaster.

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