Television broadcasting: Markets definition for purposes of broadcast signal carriage rules; correction,

 
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[Federal Register: August 20, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 161)]

[Rules and Regulations]

[Page 53892]

From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]

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FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION

47 CFR PART 76

[CS Docket No. 95-178; FCC 99-116]

Definition of Markets for Purposes of the Cable Television Broadcast Signal Carriage Rules

AGENCY: Federal Communications Commission.

ACTION: Correcting amendments.

SUMMARY: This document makes a minor correction to part 76 of the Commission's rules pertaining to definition of markets which were published in the Federal Register on Thursday June 24, 1999 (64 FR 33796) regarding cable television broadcast signals.

DATES: Effective August 20, 2002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kenneth Lewis, Media Bureau, (202) 418-2622.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Order on Reconsideration and Second Report and Order, FCC 99-116, adopted May 21, 1999; released May 26, 1999, approved a final rule regarding the change of market definitions from Arbitron's areas of dominant influence to Nielsen Media Research's designated market areas for must-carry/retransmission elections. In this document we make a non-substantive rule change to correct an error in the publication of Sec. 76.59 of the Commission's rules.

Need for Correction

As published, the final regulations contain an error which may prove to be misleading and need to be clarified.

List of Subject in 47 CFR Part 76

Cable television.

Accordingly, 47 CFR part 76 is corrected by making the following correcting amendments:

PART 76--MULTICHANNEL VIDEO AND CABLE TELEVISION SERVICE.

  1. The authority citation for part 76 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 47 U.S.C. 151, 152, 153, 154, 301, 302, 303, 303a, 307, 308, 309, 312, 315, 317, 325, 338, 339, 503, 521, 522, 531, 532, 533, 534, 535, 536, 537, 543, 544, 544a, 545, 548, 549, 552, 554, 556, 558, 560, 561, 571, 572, 573.

  2. In Sec. 76.59, add paragraph (d) to read as follows:

    Sec. 76.59 Modification of television markets.

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    (d) A cable operator shall not delete from carriage the signal of a commercial television station during the pendency of any proceeding pursuant to this section.

    Federal Communications Commission. Marlene H. Dortch, Secretary.

    [FR Doc. 02-21121Filed8-19-02; 8:45 am]

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