N.Y. Public Service Law Section 229-A
Subscriber limitation on television reception


To the extent technologically feasible, every cable television company shall offer to each of its subscribers a locking program control device which enables the subscriber to limit the reception in the subscriber’s residence, of any channel which displays public access programs or for which a specific, optional premium charge is imposed.


Such program control devices need only be installed in cases where they are requested by the subscriber. Any subscriber requesting such a device may be charged by the cable television company, on a one time or recurring basis, no more than fifteen percent above the actual cost to the company for the manufacture, purchase and installation of such device.


Every cable television company shall notify each of its subscribers, in writing of the availability of the device described in subdivision one of this section. Such notice shall be printed in prominent type face and shall include information concerning the cost to the subscribers. Such notice may be included with other materials distributed by the company. Notice shall be given to all new subscribers at the time of initial subscription, to each subscriber who requests a change in service, and to all subscribers annually thereafter.

Source: Section 229-A — Subscriber limitation on television reception, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBS/229-A (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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