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2013 Cable Service Price Survey Questionnaire

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Released: April 9, 2013
2013 Cable Service Price Survey Questionnaire

FCC Form 333

A. Community
Community

The information in entries A1 through A3 and A7 through A9 below has been imported from the
Cable Operations & Antenna (COALS) database at http://www.fcc.gov/coals. Please review this
data and make any necessary corrections. If you would like the COALS database updated to
reflect this information, click here:

N

A1

. 6-digit community unit identification (CUID)

A2

. Name of the community associated with this CUID

A3

. Name of county in which the community is situated

A4

. List one of the 5-digit Zip Codes in this community
Local governments have authority to regulate the price of the basic service tier unless the FCC
grants an "Effective Competition" petition for the franchise area. If the FCC has granted
Effective Competition status, the answer to question A5 is "no". If the FCC has not granted
Effective Competition status, the answer depends on whether the local government exercises its
authority to regulate the price of the basic service tier.

A5

. Does the local government regulate the basic tier rate in this community?
(yes/no) (1/1/13)
Some questions ask for two years of information (Jan. 1, 2013 and Jan. 1, 2012):

A6

. Did you operate a video service in this community on 1/1/2012? (yes/no)

System

A7

. Name of cable system

A8

. Street address and/or POB

A9

. City, state and Zip Code

Parent Company

A10

. Name of ultimate parent entity

A11

. Name of survey contact person

A12

. E-mail address of contact person

A13

. Area Code & telephone number

A14

. Number of video subscribers nationwide of parent entity

Certification

I certify that I have examined this report and all statements of fact herein are true, complete, and
correct to the best of my knowledge, information, and belief, and are made in good faith. Willful
false statements made on this form are punishable by fine and/or imprisonment (US Code, Title
18, Section 1001) and/or forfeiture (US Code, Title 47, Section 503).

A15

. Name

A16

. Title

A17

. Date

A18

. From the drop down menu, choose the physical infrastructure in the community that best
describes your video service (coaxial only, hybrid fiber-coaxial cable, fiber to the home, twisted
copper pair, other-please explain)

A19

. As of 1/1/13, answer "yes" to one of Questions a - f, or explain in g, the scenario which
best describes the way local broadcast television station signals you receive from local
broadcasters are sent from the video (cable) headend to subscribers in the community.
a. Transmission is analog only. Analog broadcast signals are received at the headend and
sent to subscribers in analog format. No headend equipment is in place to convert a digital
broadcast signal to analog format
b. Transmission is analog only. Signals are sent in analog format from headend to
subscribers. Headend equipment is in place to convert a broadcaster's digital signal to
analog format, in case a station is digital only
c. Separate analog and digital signals are sent on separate paths from the headend to be
viewed by analog and digital customers, respectively. Digital signal can be either SD or
HD, with an HD version being converted by a SD digital subscriber's set-top box to SD
format
d. Separate analog, SD, and HD digital signals are sent from the headend to be viewed by
analog, SD digital, and HD digital customers, respectively.
e. SD digital signals only are sent from the headend, and the set-top box can covert the
signals to analog format for viewing on analog television
f. HD digital signals only are sent from the headend, and the set-top box can convert the
signals to SD digital format, and then to analog format if necessary.

g. If none of the above, please describe

A20

. Number of local broadcast television stations carried in your channel lineup in this
community. Count each local broadcast station only once. For example, if a local
broadcast station is carried on two channels, an analog channel and a separate HD digital
channel, these two channels count as one station for the purpose of this question. In
addition, do not count local broadcast multicast channels. (1/1/13)

A21

. Of the local broadcast stations in A20, how many are carried in the community on an
HD channel? (Enter "0" if no stations are carried in HD) (1/1/13)

A22

. Of the local broadcast stations in A20, how many are carried under the FCC must
carry rules (excludes stations carried under retransmission consent)? (Enter "0" if no
stations are under must carry) (1/1/13)

A23

. Of the must-carry stations in A22 (exclude retransmission consent), how many are
carried on an HD channel? (Enter "0" if no must-carry stations are carried in HD) (1/1/13)

B. Video Subscribers, Prices and Channels

If subscriber counts are unavailable at the community level, responses to questions B1 and B2
may be at the broader level of the video (or cable) system. In defining your system, use the
smallest physical system area surrounding the community for which you maintain subscriber
counts for video services.
1/01/12 1/01/13

B1

.

Number of households passed

(households your infrastructure currently
reaches to which you could provide service, regardless of whether or not these
households subscribe to your service) in the community (or system area)
(1/1/13)

B2

.

Number of video subscribers

in the same area reported in B1
Responses to "yes/no" questions below, as well as responses for prices and channels should be
provided at the community level. Number of subscribers should be in the same area reported in
B1 and B2.
1/01/12 1/01/13

B3

.

Total number of video channels

viewable in the community*

B4

. Do you offer high-speed

Internet access

in the community via cable,
DSL, or any other technology? (yes/no) (1/1/12, 1/1/13)

Basic Service

Basic Service is the entry level video (cable) TV programming service that subscribers can
purchase. Typically, basic service is a "limited basic" which consists of local broadcast
channels; public, educational, and governmental access (PEG) channels; and sometimes a few
national and/or other channels. In contrast to "limited basic", some operators only offer a
"bundled basic" with a large number of popular national networks that other operators might
offer separately with an expanded basic service. For operators who do not offer limited basic, the
bundled basic should be reported as the basic service. Whether limited basic or bundled, basic
service should be the entry-level service that is required for all customers.
1/01/12
1/01/13

B5

. Is basic service in the community a "limited basic" as described
above? (Note: the majority of operators offer a limited basic)?

B6

. Name of this service (For example, "limited basic" or "basic", or
some other name)

B7

. How many subscribers in the community (or system area) take only
basic service (exclude subscribers who take expanded basic)?

B8

.

Monthly price

of basic service in the community
$
$

B9

. Number of video channels viewable with basic service in the
community. Include local broadcast (count all primary, simulcast and
multicast), PEG, and commercial leased access basic service channels.
This count consists of the maximum number of channels when
purchasing only basic service, including channels that might require
leasing equipment such as a standard definition or HD converter set-top
box.

Do not count

audio-only channels such as DMX music suite. Only
count premium, pay, or pay-per-view channels when offered with basic
service at no additional charge. A video-on-demand channel offering
content at no additional charge counts as one channel.

B10

. Is equipment possibly needed to view all or some basic service
channels? (For example, a set-top box to output digital signals to analog
TVs or to view local broadcast stations on HD channels)

B11

. What is the additional monthly fee to lease the most commonly
used equipment needed to view all or some of the basic service channels?
(If equipment is included at no extra charge then enter "0", or if you
$
$
answered "no" to B10 then leave this question blank)

B12

. Identify the features that are included with this equipment: VOD,
VOD
VOD
DVR, HD, RCU (remote control unit), IPG, or other (specify). An IPG is
DVR
DVR
interactive guide where a viewer can navigate the menu by time, etc.
HD
HD

RCU
RCU
IPG
IPG
other:
other:

Expanded Basic Service

In most cases, expanded basic service includes the limited basic channels plus a large number of
popular national networks. However, if you answered "no" to Question B5 (your basic service is
not a limited basic) then basic service and expanded basic service are the same, and Questions
B13-B19 below are automatically filled.
1/01/12
1/01/13
Check box if expanded basic was not offered

B13

. Name of this service (For example, "expanded basic" or
"standard service")

B14

. Number of subscribers in community (or system area) who take
expanded basic

B15

.

Monthly price

of expanded basic in the community (including
the price of basic service)
$
$

B16

. Number of video channels offered with expanded basic in the
community (including basic service channels). Count the maximum
number of channels including channels that might require leasing
equipment such as a standard definition or HD converter set-top box.

Do not count

audio-only channels such as DMX music suite. Only
count premium, pay, or pay-per-view channels when offered with
expanded basic service at no additional charge. A video-on-demand
channel offering content at no additional charge counts as one
channel.

B17

. Is equipment possibly needed to view all or some of the
expanded basic channels? (For example, a set-top box to output digital
signals to analog TVs or to view local broadcast stations on HD
channels)

B18

. What is the additional monthly fee to lease the most commonly
used equipment needed to view the expanded basic channels? (If
equipment is included at no extra charge then enter "0", or if you
$
$
answered "no" to B17 then leave this question blank

VOD
VOD
DVR
DVR

B19

. Identify the features that are included with this equipment: VOD,
DVR, HD, RCU (remote control unit), IPG, or other (specify). An IPG
HD
HD
is interactive guide where a viewer can navigate the menu by time,
RCU
RCU
etc.
IPG
IPG
other:
other:

The Next Most-Subscribed Service (Relative to Expanded Basic)

This service consists of the expanded basic channels plus a group of additional video
programming channels. Provide the most popular service that includes at least seven (7)
additional non-premium, national cable networks.
1/01/12
1/01/13
Check box if this service was not offered.

B20

. Name of this service (For example, "digital basic" or "digital
variety pack")

B21

. Number of subscribers in the community (or system area) who
take this service

B22

.

Monthly price

of this service in the community (including the
price of expanded basic)
$
$

B23

. Number of video channels offered with this service in the
community (including expanded basic channels). Count the maximum
number of channels including channels that might require leasing
equipment such as a standard definition or HD converter set-top box.

Do not count

audio-only channels such as DMX music suite. Only
count premium, pay, or pay-per-view channels when offered with this
service at no additional charge. A video-on-demand channel offering
content at no additional charge counts as one channel.

B24

. Is equipment possibly needed to view all or some of the channels
offered with this service? (For example, a set-top box to output digital
signals to analog TVs or to view local broadcast stations or networks
on an HD channel)

B25

. What is the additional monthly fee to lease the most commonly
used equipment needed to view the channels offered with this service? $
$
(If equipment is included at no extra charge then enter "0", or if you
answered "no" to B24 then leave this question blank)

VOD
VOD
DVR
DVR

B26

. Identify the features that are included with this equipment: VOD,
DVR, HD, RCU (remote control unit), IPG, or other (specify). An IPG
HD
HD
is interactive guide where a viewer can navigate the menu by time,
RCU
RCU
etc.
IPG
IPG
other:
other:

Family Programming Service

Family Programming Service (if such a service if offered) is a substitute for expanded basic
service. It is a set of "family-friendly" channels and includes most (if not all) basic channels,
some (but not all) expanded basic channels, and possibly other channels.

B27

. As of Jan. 1, 2013, did you offer a family programming service in this community?
(
Yes
No). If no, skip to Section C, below.

B28

. If you answered yes to question B27, did you report this service in response to the
questions already asked about your programming services? (
Yes
No).
If yes, Questions B29-B34 below are automatically filled with the information provided in
response to questions B20-B26.
1/01/13

B29

. Name of this service (For example, "family package")

B30

. Number of subscribers taking this service in the community (or system area)

B31

.

Monthly price

of this service in the community (including price of basic
service)
$

B32

. Number of video channels offered with this service in the community
(including basic service channels). Count the maximum number of channels
including channels that might require leasing equipment such as a standard definition
or HD converter set-top box.

Do not count

audio-only channels such as DMX music
suite. Only count premium, pay, or pay-per-view channels when offered with this
service at no additional charge. A video-on-demand channel offering content at no
additional charge counts as one channel.

B33

. Is equipment possibly needed to view all or some of the channels offered with
this service? (For example, a set-top box to output digital signals to analog TVs or to

view local broadcast stations on an HD channel)

B34

. What is the monthly fee to lease the most commonly used equipment needed to
view the channels offered with this service? (If equipment is included at no extra
$
charge then enter "0", or if you answered "no" to B33 then leave this question blank)

C. Channel Lineup

Number of channels

Number Of Channels

Ex-

Next Most

Family

(January 1, 2013)

Basic

panded

Other

Subscribed Programming

Service

Basic

Service

Service

Service

Service

C1

. Report the number of local
broadcast channels
offered with each
service. Count all primary broadcast, HD
simulcast, and digital multicast channels.
Enter "0" if none. Only report a number
under "Other Service" if there are some
local broadcast channels not reported
with any of the first four services. Upon
entering the basic service number, the
same number automatically appears
under the next 3 services since these
include basic. If that number is not
correct, over-write with the correct
number for that service.

C2

. Report the number of public,
educational & governmental access
(

PEG

) channels offered under each of
the four services. Enter "0" if none. Only
report a number under "Other Service" if
there are some PEG channels not
reported with any of the first four
services. Basic service channels are
automatically filled under the next 3
services since these services generally

include basic. If that number is not
correct, over-write with the correct
number for that service.

C3

. Report the number of commercial
leased access channels offered under
each of the four services. Enter "0" if
none. Only report a number under "Other
Service" if there are some leased access
channels not reported with any of the
first four services. Basic service channels
are automatically filled under the next 3
services since these services generally
include basic. If that number is not
correct, over-write with the correct
number for that service.

C4

. Indicate the number of regional
sports networks carried on each of the
services. If a regional sports network is
offered on the Basic Service then include
that network for each service level that
includes Basic Service. Indicate "other
service" if offered but not on any of the
first four services. A regional sports
network is a channel that carries a
substantial number of live games from at
least one nearby professional sports
team that is a member of the MLB,
NBA, or NHL. Examples include
Comcast SportsNet, Fox Sports
Network, SportsTime Ohio, and Altitude
Sports. Do not include as RSNs, for
example, TBS, WGN, ESPN, Golf
Channel, Big Ten, MLB Extra Innings,
NHL Center Ice, NBA League Pass, and
NFL Sunday Ticket / Redzone, or pay-
per-view events.

C5

. Read the list below and indicate which networks are offered in the community under each of
the four services: basic, expanded basic, next most subscribed, and/or family. Denote "other
service" if carried but not on any of these services. For example, HBO would be an "other
service" unless offered with one of the four services at no additional charge. If offered with
basic, the network is automatically included in the other services since these services include
basic. If not, clear the icon for that service. No distinction is made for HD channels. For
example, both ESPN and ESPN HD are "ESPN".

Expanded Next Most

Family

Basic

Other

Channel Name

Basic

Subscribed Programming

Service

Service

Service

Service

Service

A&E
ABC Family
Africa Channel
AMC
Animal Planet
AXS TV (formerly HDNet)
BBC America
BBC World News
BET
BET Gospel
BET Hip-Hop
Big Ten (BTN)
Biography Channel (Bio)
Blackbelt TV
Bloomberg
Bluehighways TV
Boomerang
Bravo
Bridges TV
C-SPAN
Canal Sur
Cartoon
CBS Sports Network
Centric (formerly BET J)
Chiller
Cinemax
Cloo (formerly Sleuth)
CMT
CMT Pure Country
CNBC
CNBC World
CNN

CNN en Espanol
CNN International (CNNI)
Comedy Central
Cooking
Crime & Investigation
Current
De Pelicula
Destination America
(formerly Planet Green)
Discovery
Discovery en Espanol
Discovery Familia
Discovery Fit and Health
Disney Channel
Disney Junior
Disney XD
DIY
E!
Encore
ESPN
ESPN Classic
ESPN2
ESPNews
ESPNU
FamilyNet
Flix
Food Network
Fox Business Network
Fox College Sports
Fox Deportes (formerly
Fox Sports en Espanol)
Fox Movie Channel
Fox News
Fox Soccer Channel
Fuel

Fuse
FX Network
G4 TV (G4 Videogame
TV)
GAC (Great American
County)
Galavision
Golf Channel
Gospel Music Channel
(GMC)
GSN (Game Show
Network)
H2 (formerly History
International)
Hallmark
Hallmark Movie Channel
HBO
HDNet Movies
HGTV
History
History en Espanol
HUB (The Hub)
Independent Film Channel
Inspiration Network (INSP)
Investigation Discovery
Lifetime
Lifetime Movie Network
Lifetime Real Women
Logo
MavTV
MGM HD
Military Channel
Military History
MLB Network
MSNBC
MTV

MTV Hits
MTV Jams
MTV Tr3s (Tr3S)
MTV2
mun2
National Geographic
National Geographic Wild
NBA TV
NBC Sports Network
(formerly VERSUS)
NFL Network
NHL Network
Nick, Jr. (formerly Noggin)
Nickelodeon
Nicktoons
NuvoTV (formerly Si TV)
Outdoor Channel
Ovation TV
OWN (Oprah Winfrey
Network)
Oxygen
Palladia
PBS Kids Sprout
ReelzChannel
Retirement Living TV
(RLTV)
RFD-TV
Science Channel
Showtime
Smithsonian Channel
SOAPnet
Speed Channel
Spike TV
Sportsman Channel
Starz
Style.

Sundance
Syfy (formerly Sci-Fi)
TBS
TCM
TeenNick (formerly The N)
Tempo
Tennis Channel
The Movie Channel
TLC
TNT
Travel Channel
truTV
TV Chile
TV Guide Network
TV Land
TV One
TVE Internacional
Universal HD
USA
Velocity (formerly HD
Theater)
VH1
VH1 Classic
VH1 Soul
WE tv
Wealth TV
Weather Channel (TWC)
WGN America
Youtoo TV (formerly ALN
or 'American Life TV')

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