[opendtv] Re: NYPD Blue commotion

  • From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2008 11:35:31 -0500

At 10:35 AM -0500 1/30/08, Manfredi, Albert E wrote:
My question is, especially in view of the last quote above, how come only the OTA affiliates and OEOs are socked with this fine? How come each MVPD net that aired it between 6 PM and 10 PM isn't also being fined?

Content delivered by MVPDs is not regulated by the FCC. Subscribers pay for the service and can watch anything they want, including the porno-lite that is carried by most MVPDs.

It is actually the licensed stations that are liable, since THEY are the ones using the public airwaves - regulated by the FCC - to deliver content from the networks and other sources. Typically the networks pick up the tab for these violations (they own stations too).


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