FCC Eyeing Cable Regulation

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The Federal Communications Commission will vote on placing a number of restrictions and regulations on the unregulated cable industry. Here are some of the proposed changes.

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All shows claiming to be "the next Sopranos" must submit a proposed series ending before airing pilot


No more than three crawls on screen at the same time

Product placement only allowed if characters would really, really enjoy the brand


Shopping networks can no longer allow customers to buy merchandise shirtless

Add "HBO: Tom Hanks" to list of available HBO channels

The Hallmark Channel and Spike TV must be bundled in the same package to cancel each other out


Weather Channel limited to five F-words per hour