[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Hub TV in Western Mass....

On 29 Nov 2001 at 1:41, Mark Laurence wrote:

> A western Mass. lawmaker wants to force local cable companies to carry
> Boston TV stations, because he says the local stations don't air enough
> news to protect the safety of his constituents.  Specifically they didn't
> carry a speech by Acting Gov. Swift in the beginning of October.

The issue is that the "local" stations are in Connecticut and New York and aren't really that local.  
I wonder whether the cable TV laws might permit local cable companies to carry Boston stations 
under those circumstances.  Or might permit them to carry Boston stations for those programs 
which the "local" stations don't carry, such as sports events or local news programs.

I would have thought, however, that the acting governor's speech might have been carried on 
cable news channels such as NECN and thus been accessible to Western Mass in that way.

 A. Joseph Ross, J.D.                                         617.367.0468
  15 Court Square, Suite 210                      lawyer@attorneyross.com
 Boston, MA 02108-2503           	         http://www.attorneyross.com