DBS HD Locals at Next FCC Meet?
On Tuesday, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin said he would like the commission to take up matters related to DBS carriage of local high-def signals at the agency's next open meeting this month. In recent weeks, there has been a lot of action at the Portals concerning rules pertaining to a HD locals carriage regime for satellite TV.
PROGRAMMING - DIRECTV is covering the South By Southwest (SXSW) music festival with DIRECTV SXSW Live, a broadcast concert series featuring 24 performances broadcast in HD from the event in Austin, Texas. The special will air on DIRECTV's original entertainment channel, The 101, from March 13 through March 15 and will feature acts like Los Angeles punk rockers X and Carbon/Silicon featuring Mick Jones of The Clash and Tony James of Generation X.