Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 2.djvu/593

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PUBLIC LAW 102-385—OCT. 5, 1992 106 STAT. 1473 "(7) SIGNAL AVAILABILITY. —Signals carried in fulfillment of the requirements of this section shall be provided to every subscriber of a cable system. Such signals shall be viewable via cable on all television receivers of a subscriber which are connected to a cable system by a cable operator or for which a cable operator provides a connection. If a cable operator authorizes subscribers to install additional receiver connections, but does not provide the subscriber with such connections, or with the equipment and materials for such connections, the operator shall notify such subscribers of all broadcast stations carried on the cable system which cannot be viewed via cable without a converter box and shall offer to sell or lease such a converter box to such subscribers at rates in accordance with section 623(b)(3). "(8) IDENTIFICATION OP SIGNALS CARRIED. —A cable operator shall identify, upon request by any person, the signals carried on its system in fulfillment of the requirements of this section. " (9) NOTIFICATION. —^A cable operator shall provide written notice to a local commercigJ television station at least 30 days prior to either deleting from carriage or repositioning that station. No deletion or repositioning of a local commercial television station shall occur during a period in which major television ratings services measure the size of audiences of local television stations. The notification provisions of this paragraph shall not be used to undermine or evade the channel positioning or carriage requirements imposed upon cable operators under this section. "(10) COMPENSATION FOR CARRIAGE. —A cable operator shall not accept or request monetary payment or other valuable consideration in exchange either for carriage of local commercial television stations in mlfiliment of the requirements of this section or for the channel positioning rights provided to such stations xinder this section, except that— "(A) any such station may be required to bear the costs associated with delivering a good quality signal or a baseband video signal to the principal headend of the cable system; "(B) a cable operator may accept payments from stations which would be considered distant signals under section 111 of title 17, United States Code, as indemnification for any increased copyright liability resulting from carriage of such signal; and "(C) a cable operator may continue to accept monetary payment or other valuable consideration in exchange for carriage or channel positioning of the signal of any local commercial television station csirried in fulfillment of the requirements of this section, through, but not beyond, the date of expiration of an agreement thereon between a cable operator and a local commercial television station entered into prior to June 26, 1990. "(c) Low POWER STATION CARRIAGE OBLIGATION.— "(1) REQUIREMENT.—I f there are not sufficient signals of full power local commercial television stations to fill the channels set aside under subsection (b)— "(A) a cable operator of a cable system with a capacity of 35 or fewer usable activated channels shall be required to carry one qualified low power station; and