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November 26, 2013

Help Your Kids Watch What’s Appropriate For Them

We all know that raising happy, healthy, and productive children takes guidance, and requires establishing boundaries. We also know that we can’t watch over our children 24/7. Ky Cable is committed to helping parents and caregivers control the media options within their homes. Enabling these “parental controls” adds insurance to knowing your child is watching appropriate programming.

The parental controls in your cable set-top box can block programs by channel, title, rating, or time and date. Pay-per-view and video on demand purchases can also be blocked. Most importantly, YOU get to decide what is appropriate for your child.

Using parental controls is easy! It all starts with your remote control. Just visit ControlYourTV.org and learn more about how to get started.

Another great tool to help you select programming that everyone in your family can enjoy is the TV Ratings system (aka the TV Parental Guidelines). The TV ratings help you gauge age appropriateness and use symbols to describe the content they contain.

To learn more about the TV Ratings, visit theTVBoss.org.

October 29, 2013

Report Cable Theft

Cable theft is a crime! Federal law [47 U.S.C. 553] states that No person shall intercept or receive or assist in receiving any communications service offered over a cable system, unless specifically authorized to do so by a cable operator or as may otherwise be specifically authorized by law. Violators of the law face possible fines and/or imprisonment.

Cable theft is not a victimless crime. Unauthorized reception of cable services can degrade the signal quality and integrity of an entire cable system. Law-abiding customers suffer as a result. Plus, the necessity for increased service calls and other system maintenance raises operating costs, which ultimately puts pressure on cable rates.

If you know of any instance of cable theft, you can report it by clicking CableTheft.com. You may also contact KCTA for assistance in dealing with the situation.