Goto Section: 76.70 | 76.73 | Table of Contents
Revised as of September 1, 2021
Goto Year:2020 |
§ 76.71 Scope of application.
(a) The provisions of this subpart shall apply to any corporation,
partnership, association, joint-stock company, or trust engaged
primarily in the management or operation of any cable system. Cable
entities subject to these provisions include those systems defined in
§ 76.5(a), all satellite master antenna television systems serving 50 or
more subscribers, and any multichannel video programming distributor.
For purposes of the provisions of this subpart, a multichannel video
programming distributor is an entity such as, but not limited to, a
cable operator, a BRS/EBS provider, a direct broadcast satellite
service, a television receive-only satellite program distributor, or a
video dialtone program service provider, who makes available for
purchase, by subscribers or customers, multiple channels of video
programming, whether or not a licensee. Multichannel video programming
distributors do not include any entity which lacks control over the
video programming distributed. For purposes of this subpart, an entity
has control over the video programming it distributes, if it selects
video programming channels or programs and determines how they are
presented for sale to consumers. Nothwithstanding the foregoing, the
regulations in this subpart are not applicable to the owners or
originators (of programs or channels of programming) that distribute
six or fewer channels of commonly-owned video programming over a leased
transport facility. For purposes of this subpart, programming services
are “commonly-owned” if the same entity holds a majority of the stock
(or is a general partner) of each program service.
(b) Employment units. The provisions of this subpart shall apply to
cable entities as employment units. Each cable entity may be considered
a separate employment unit; however, where two or more cable entities
are under common ownership or control and are interrelated in their
local management, operation, and utilization of employees, they shall
constitute a single employment unit.
(c) Headquarters office. A multiple cable operator shall treat as a
separate employment unit each headquarters office to the extent the
work of that office is primarily related to the operation of more than
one employment unit as described in paragraph (b) of this section.
[ 50 FR 40855 , Oct. 7, 1985, as amended at 58 FR 42250 , Aug. 9, 1993; 69 FR 72045 , Dec. 10, 2004]
Goto Section: 76.70 | 76.73
Goto Year: 2020 |
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