Television (41 - 50 of 57 items)
Federal Communications Commission: Broadcast Services, Television Broadcast Stations, and TV Transmission Standards
OGC-97-18: Published: Apr 9, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 1997.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule on broadcast services, television broadcast stations, and TV transmission standards. GAO found that the: (1) rule would add a transmission standard for digital broadcast television signals to the FCC's rules so as to provide the certainty broadcasters, equipment manufacturers, and consumers n...
Telecommunications: Competition Issues in International Satellite Communications
RCED-97-1: Published: Oct 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the institutional framework for providing international communications satellite services, focusing on: (1) the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (INTELSAT) and the International Mobile Satellite Organization (Immarsat); (2) elements of that framework that appear to hinder competition; and (3) key options that could resolve th...
FCC: Policies and Rules Concerning Children's Television Programming--Revision of Programming Policies for Television Broadcast Stations
OGC-96-37: Published: Sep 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) new rule on children's television programming policies for television broadcast stations. GAO found that: (1) the rule would strengthen FCC enforcement of the Children's Television Act and provide a safe harbor processing guideline for processing the CTA portion of broadcasters' license renewal applic...
TV Marti: Costs and Compliance With Broadcast Standards and International Agreements
NSIAD-92-199: Published: May 6, 1992. Publicly Released: May 13, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO determined TV Marti's: (1) cost since inception, including the value of support services provided by other agencies; (2) compliance with Voice of America broadcast standards; and (3) compliance with international agreements.GAO found that: (1) during fiscal years (FY) 1989 through 1992, TV Marti had $52.6 million available for operations; (2) of the $52.6 m...
High-Definition Television: Applications for This New Technology
IMTEC-90-9FS: Published: Dec 11, 1989. Publicly Released: Jan 18, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO identified the uses for high-definition television (HDTV) technology, focusing on the potential effect that the selection of an HDTV production standard would have on the development of nonentertainment applications in the United States.GAO found that: (1) although many of the HDTV applications were in the television, motion picture, and consumer electronic...
National Survey of Cable Television Rates and Services
T-RCED-89-60: Published: Aug 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Aug 3, 1989.
GAO discussed the results of its national survey of 1,451 cable television systems, comparing changes in rates, services, and revenues from December 1, 1986, just prior to deregulation of cable rates, to October 31, 1988. GAO noted that, for the period surveyed: (1) monthly rates for the lowest-priced basic cable services increased by 29 percent per subscriber, with 62 percent of subscribers incur...
Telecommunications: Changes in Selected Broadcast and Cable Television Reporting Requirements
RCED-89-24: Published: Dec 9, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 9, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) collection and use of broadcast and cable television ownership and financial data, focusing on: (1) FCC ownership reporting requirements; and (2) differences between data FCC currently collects and data it collected prior to 1981.GAO found that FCC: (1) maintained broadcast ownership files on about 11,0...
Telecommunications: Ohio Cable Television Rate Increases, 1986 to Present
RCED-88-236FS: Published: Sep 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed cable television rate increases in Ohio since 1986.GAO found that, on average, the 25 Ohio companies examined: (1) increased basic service rates by 27 percent; (2) decreased certain premium service rates by 2 percent; and (3) increased installation charges by 6 percent...
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Request for Radio Frequencies
RCED-84-158: Published: Aug 23, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 7, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed several matters concerning petitions which the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requesting additional frequencies from the radio spectrum to solve communications problems. GAO reviewed: (1) the seriousness of the Sheriff's communications problems and his proposed solutions; (2) FCC ac...