Originally Posted by foxeng
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From the FCC:
Television Market Areas (TMAs) are the areas for the cable must-carry/retransmission consent election. (47 CFR § 76.55)
Note: Television Market Areas are not static and change every three years. When referencing this particular area designation always include a year.
Definition of the Television Market Areas for the 1996 election
CONUS: Area of Dominant Influence (ADI) as determined by Arbitron and published in the Arbitron 1991-1992 Television ADI Market Guide.
AK & HI: Designated Market Area (DMA) as determined by Nielsen Media Research and published in the Nielsen 1991-1992 DMA Market and Demographic Rank Report.
PR, VI & GU: Each is considered a single Television Market Area
Definition of the Television Market Areas for the 1999 election (effective January 1, 2000)
1997-1998 DMA Market and Demographic Rank Report, by Nielsen Media Research
Definition of the Television Market Areas for the future 2002 election
2000-2001 DMA Market and Demographic Rank Report, by Nielsen Media ResearchCurrently no mapping data is available.
Cable Television Service 47 CFR 76 Subpart D
Children's Television Programming Report (Form 398)