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A significant area of the firm’s practice involves representation of clients in the cable television and mulitchannel video programming industries. The firm provides comprehensive legal services to cable and other multichannel video programming distribution clients in areas ranging from strategic planning to compliance with federal, state and local laws. The firm also serves as counsel and advocate for clients in both formal and informal agency proceedings and in contested litigation. The firm represents the interests of cable and multichannel video programming distribution clients before the Federal Communications Commission, the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Copyright Office, other federal agencies, state and local franchising authorities, and state and federal courts. Among the subjects on which the firm provides counsel are state and local cable franchising (including initial franchising, renewals and transfers); convergence of cable, telecommunications and other communications services; contract and corporate issues; cable transactions (including sales, mergers and acquisitions); legislative initiatives; TV signal carriage; leased access; political cablecasting and advertising; programming negotiations and agreements; subscriber privacy; pole attachments; copyright; federal and local rate regulation; equal employment opportunity; and FCC licensing and compliance issues.

More information on current developments affecting the cable television industry can be provided.

CONTACT: Ronald A. Siegel


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