Statement of NCTA President & CEO Robert Sachs Regarding FCC Digital Must Carry Decision

"We're pleased that the FCC has tentatively concluded that imposing a double must carry requirement during the transition to digital TV unduly burdens the first amendment rights of cable operators and programmers. The winners here are consumers, who will enjoy greater program diversity on cable instead of duplication of the same broadcast channels."<br /><br />"As the Commission seeks additional information to complete the record, we are confident it will confirm the Commission's initial conclusions. In the meantime, the cable industry will continue to work with broadcasters and others to find market-driven, not government-dictated, mechanisms to advance digital TV."


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David Beckwith, 202/775-3629

Monday, January 22, 2001 - 19:00

NCTA President & CEO Robert Sachs comments on the FCC's digital must carry decision.