Date: May 25, 2015
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
The National Communications Commission (NCC) yesterday urged the Legislative Yuan to quickly pass amendments to three broadcasting acts it sees as the solution to all problems related to must-carry channels.
“Current must-carry channel regulations are to soon generate much controversy. The amendments to the three broadcasting acts are necessary due to changes in communications technology, as well as the market,” the commission said in a statement.
The broadcasting acts are the Radio and Television Act (廣播電視法), the Cable Television Act (有線電視法) and the Satellite Broadcasting Act (衛星廣播電視法).
The NCC statement came in response to criticism from the Taiwan Digital Convergence Development Association, which accused the commission of forcing cable operators to carry all terrestrial TV channels through a new interpretation of Article 37 of the Cable Television Act. [FULL STORY]