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Revised as of September 1, 2021
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§ 78.5 Definitions.
For purposes of this part, the following definitions are applicable.
For other definitions, see part 76 (Cable Television Service) of this
(a) Cable television relay service (CARS) station. A fixed or mobile
station used for the transmission of television and related audio
signals, signals of standard and FM broadcast stations, signals of
instructional television fixed stations, and cablecasting from the
point of reception to a terminal point from the point of reception to a
terminal point from which the signals are distributed to the public.
Note: Except where the rules contained in this part make separate
provision, the term “Cable Television Relay service” or “CARS” includes
the term “Local Distribution Service” or “LDS,” the term “Cable
Television Relay service Studio to Headend Link” or “SHL,” and the term
“Cable Television Relay PICKUP,” as defined in paragraphs (b), (c), and
(d) of this section.
(b) Local distribution service (LDS) station. A fixed CARS station used
within a cable television system or systems for the transmission of
television signals and related audio signals, signals of standard and
FM broadcast stations, signals of instructional television fixed
stations, and cablecasting from a local transmission point to one or
more receiving points, from which the communications are distributed to
the public. LDS stations may also engage in repeatered operation.
(c) Cable Television Relay Service Studio to Headend Link (SHL)
station. A fixed CARS station used for the transmission of television
program material and related communications from a cable television
studio to the headend of a cable television system.
(d) Cable Television Relay Service PICKUP station. A land mobile CARS
station used for the transmission of television signals and related
communications from the scenes of events occurring at points removed
from cable television studios to cable television studios or headends.
(e) Remote control operation. Operation of a station by a qualified
operator on duty at a control position from which the transmitter is
not visible but which control position is equipped with suitable
control and telemetering circuits so that the essential functions that
could be performed at the transmitter can also be performed from the
(f) Attended operation. Operation of a station by a qualified operator
on duty at the place where the transmitting apparatus is located with
the transmitter in plain view of the operator.
(g) Unattended operation. Operation of a station by automatic means
whereby the transmitter is turned on and off and performs its functions
without attention by a qualified operator.
(h) Authorized bandwidth. The maximum bandwidth authorized to be used
by a station as specified in the station license. (See § § 2.202 and
(i) Cable network-entity. A cable network-entity is an organization
which produces programs available for simultaneous transmission by
cable systems serving a combined total of at least 5,000,000
subscribers and having distribution facilities or circuits available to
such affiliated stations or cable systems.
(j) Other eligible system. A system comprised of microwave radio
channels in the BRS/EBS spectrum (as defined in subpart M of part 27 of
this chapter) that delivers multichannel television service over the
air to subscribers.
[ 37 FR 3292 , Feb. 12, 1972, as amended at 38 FR 16647 , June 25, 1973;
39 FR 26025 , July 16, 1974; 43 FR 1953 , Jan. 13, 1978; 52 FR 7143 , Mar.
9, 1987; 55 FR 46015 , Oct. 31, 1990; 69 FR 72046 , Dec. 10, 2004]
Subpart B—Applications and Licenses
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