Tag Archives: Switched Digital Video

Departing Martin Takes 31 Parting Shots At Cable

In what has to have been an unprecedented farewell kiss-off by any Chairman, now-former FCC Chair Kevin Martin appears to have caused the Enforcement Bureau to issue 31 orders, all directed to cable companies, seeking an aggregate of more than $500,000 in fines. And get this - the orders were issued on Martin Luther King Day, a federal holiday!… Continue Reading

FCC Whacks Cable TV Operators For Shifting Programming to Switched Digital Video Platforms

The FCC recently issued Notices of Apparent Liability against Time Warner Cable (TWC) and Cox Communications, resulting from service changes when those cable TV operators migrated certain programming channels to their Switched Digital Video (SDV) platforms.  In August, 2008, the FCC found that this action by TWC violated an FCC rule requiring 30 days advanced … Continue Reading