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Cable, heal thyself

6/04/2000 08:00:00 PM Eastern


To prevent new government regulation, some cable programmers are saying it would be a good idea if the industry tried to head off disputes between content providers and cable system operators.

One effort being floated is the creation of a National Cable Television Association committee assigned to establish best practices for cable systems, such as carriage of competing electronic-program guides, interactive TV communications for unaffiliated programmers and equal treatment for all Internet content.

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