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FCC Proposed Rules from SHVERA
Posted 07 February 2005 - 01:56 PM
Adobe Acrobat: http://hraunfoss.fcc...FCC-05-24A1.pdf
Added: Here is the press release from the FCC:
Adobe Acrobat: http://hraunfoss.fcc...OC-256592A1.pdf
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Posted 07 February 2005 - 02:13 PM
Posted 07 February 2005 - 02:35 PM
Here it is, hot off the presses all 460 pages. Enjoy the read.
I started reading but it's very long and full of the usual legal bable. Hope some of you can give us a better understanding of it soon.
One thing I did see (I think) is something to the effect that they want satellite carriers to go ahead and start using the list.
Posted 07 February 2005 - 02:52 PM
Posted 07 February 2005 - 03:01 PM
My mother, who is on the border with Memphis and Greenwood-Greenville, MS, could receive the following:
CBS3, NBC5, and FOX13 from Memphis
ABC6 from Greenwood (once available on sat)
She would be tickled pink to receive the Memphis stations.
Posted 07 February 2005 - 03:06 PM
Posted 07 February 2005 - 03:08 PM
Posted 07 February 2005 - 03:13 PM
I noticed that our new FOX station in Vicksburg/Jackson, MS is not listed on any county list in MS. The ABC affiliate in Tupelo-Columbus (online in 2001) is not listed either. This list is probably NOT complete.
I suspect that as public feedback arrives, this list will be modified. They used a 1972 list and then added new stations coming on line since then. Many of the stations in 1972 are broadcasting at higher power or have taller towers today (which means greater coverage).
IMHO, this was a "thrown together" list to meet the deadline. They probably allow for feedback. If cable carries an SV station in your county not on the list, send the FCC feedback.
Posted 07 February 2005 - 03:36 PM
Posted 07 February 2005 - 03:50 PM
BTW: Make sure you check the end of the state list. Some cities get more than their counties.
Well, at least we have some more FACTS to deal with.
Posted 07 February 2005 - 04:03 PM
Posted 07 February 2005 - 04:10 PM
Posted 07 February 2005 - 04:48 PM
Also, this list was started in 1972(which predates DMA classification) and is THE list.
Posted 07 February 2005 - 04:50 PM
Posted 07 February 2005 - 04:56 PM
"The problem with the gene pool is that there aren't enough lifeguards." - Catbert, Evil Director of Human Resources
Posted 07 February 2005 - 05:04 PM
Posted 07 February 2005 - 05:10 PM
Remember, a tv station does not have to have significantly viewed status if it is in your DMA and already provided by your provider.
Posted 07 February 2005 - 05:12 PM
There is also a Express Filing system, but since this was released today, it's not on the list yet.
"In an effort to increase your cable and satellite bills beyond the point of affordability and to further pad the pockets of our executives..."
Check out my list of links.
Posted 07 February 2005 - 05:26 PM
How are the ratings for that station?
This is DEFINATELY not accurate - our NBC station is not listed - even in the county where its transmitter tower is !
As JohnH noted, this is THE LIST. Please, before you fill the FCC comments box with pleas for "corrections" read the rules on how the list is made and how the corrections are to be made. Most likely the stations "missing" don't have trouble getting on cable in the counties they are missing from and it is a non-harmful oversight.
Also as JohnH noted, a station does not have to be on "the list" to be carried in its own DMA. So if that is your "correction" please avoid comment.
What the FCC really needs is opinions on what THEY have written - for example where options are given or you believe their interpretation of the law isn't right. Remember they do have their own lawyers for interpretation and the big players will keep the FCC to the law.
And if you feel driven to speak out, remember that the deadline for comments is two months away. Relax ... take a breath ... and get all your comments in one well written public letter. Help the FCC.