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FCC 76.1300
Revised as of October 1, 2014
Goto Year:2013 | 2015
§ 76.1300   Definitions.

   As used in this subpart:

   (a) Affiliated. For purposes of this subpart, entities are affiliated
   if either entity has an attributable interest in the other or if a
   third party has an attributable interest in both entities.

   (b) Attributable interest. The term "attributable interest" shall be
   defined by reference to the criteria set forth in Notes 1 through 5 to
   § 76.501 provided, however, that:

   (1) The limited partner and LLC/LLP/RLLP insulation provisions of Note
   2(f) shall not apply; and

   (2) The provisions of Note 2(a) regarding five (5) percent interests
   shall include all voting or nonvoting stock or limited partnership
   equity interests of five (5) percent or more.

   (c) Buying groups. The term "buying group" or "agent," for purposes of
   the definition of a multichannel video programming distributor set
   forth in paragraph (e) of this section, means an entity representing
   the interests of more than one entity distributing multichannel video
   programming that:

   (1) Agrees to be financially liable for any fees due pursuant to a
   satellite cable programming, or satellite broadcast programming,
   contract which it signs as a contracting party as a representative of
   its members or whose members, as contracting parties, agree to joint
   and several liability; and

   (2) Agrees to uniform billing and standardized contract provisions for
   individual members; and

   (3) Agrees either collectively or individually on reasonable technical
   quality standards for the individual members of the group.

   (d) Multichannel video programming distributor. The term "multichannel
   video programming distributor" means an entity engaged in the business
   of making available for purchase, by subscribers or customers, multiple
   channels of video programming. Such entities include, but are not
   limited to, a cable operator, a BRS/EBS provider, a direct broadcast
   satellite service, a television receive-only satellite program
   distributor, and a satellite master antenna television system operator,
   as well as buying groups or agents of all such entities.

   (e) Video programming vendor. The term "video programming vendor" means
   a person engaged in the production, creation, or wholesale distribution
   of video programming for sale.

   [ 58 FR 60395 , Nov. 16, 1993, as amended at  64 FR 67197 , Dec. 1, 1999;
    69 FR 72046 , Dec. 10, 2004]

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Goto Section: 76.1210 | 76.1301

Goto Year: 2013 | 2015
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