Policy Documents

Analog and Digital Must-Carry Obligations of Cable and Satellite Television Operators in the United States

Rob Frieden –
April 22, 2005

This paper provides a concise summary of mandatory signal carriage obligations of cable television and direct broadcast satellite operators. The paper provides a timely update of recent changes in must carry responsibilities resulting from the onset of digital broadcast television and enactment of the Satellite Home Viewer Extension and Reauthorization Act of 2004.