February 27, 2009 |
Lee Suk-hee can stomach much of the belt-tightening that South Korea's gasping economy has asked of her, including fewer shopping sprees and more nights eating dinner at home. But here's where the 47-year-old homemaker draws the line: Don't try to take away the free reality TV she watches on her cellphone while riding the subway every day. "I bought this cellphone to watch television," she said during one recent underground trip. "I'd feel really bad if it went away." It may.
October 16, 2008 |
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday proposed opening up unused portions of the television airwaves known as "white spaces" to deliver wireless broadband Internet service. The proposal by FCC chief Kevin J. Martin appeals to public interest groups and many of the nation's biggest technology companies, including Google Inc. and Microsoft Corp., which hope it will bring affordable high-speed Internet connections to more Americans.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 4, 1992 |
The City Council will consider a resolution Monday to oppose a controversial proposal by the city's cable company to scramble its signal. Comcast Cablevision is considering scrambling its signal in an effort to revamp its selection of service packages and also to thwart residents who illegally tap into its signal.
May 5, 1992 |
Smoke from looters' fires is being blamed for preventing Los Angeles television viewers from seeing official city emergency rioting bulletins until after the uprisings subsided. The thick smoke blacked out a City Hall-run TV channel from Wednesday night until midafternoon Friday, silencing official proclamations about curfew hours, gasoline and ammunition sales and emergency information about such things as public bus schedules and school closures, officials said.
October 6, 1993 |
At least 90% of cable operators and broadcast TV stations across the country beat today's deadline for reaching accords on the new retransmission consent law, which allows stations to charge cable operators to carry their signals. Because of last-minute transactions--many of which were completed late Tuesday--the vast majority of cable customers are not expected to suffer any significant channel blackouts or interruptions in service, officials said.
October 1, 1993 |
KNBC in Cable Dispute: KNBC has begun airing spots saying that subscribers to Century Cable may not receive NBC and KNBC programming starting next week because of an impasse in the retransmission consent agreement between the broadcaster and the cable company. Reed Manville, KNBC's general manager, said he hopes the brief spots will persuade Century Cable subscribers to pressure the company to return to the negotiating table.
September 28, 1993 |
Abandoning a three-year campaign, CBS said Monday that it is throwing in the towel on efforts to collect payments from local cable systems for permission to carry its TV signal. The move effectively puts the nail in the coffin of a broadcast industry effort to charge cable operators to carry the programming of television stations. CBS' surrender also means the network will have to shelve indefinitely its plans to launch a new cable TV channel dedicated to news and public affairs.
March 22, 1990 |
The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday narrowed the field of contestants in the high-stakes battle for the right to market a high-definition television transmission system in the United States. The FCC voted to consider only HDTV systems that will not require an extra "augmentation" channel of scarce TV space in order to provide the crystal-clear pictures and compact-disc-quality sound that the new system promises.
September 5, 1990 |
The NFL announced Tuesday that its decision to scramble its fall telecasts is being "reviewed" by the league and the television networks. "In light of everything that's happened, we need to review the situation," said Greg Aiello, the NFL's director of communications. "We're reviewing the scrambling issue with the networks, and no games will be scrambled until that review is completed."