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    From: jmsatb5@aol.com (Jms at B5)
 Subject: SCI FI PICKS UP B5
      To: rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated  
    Date: 4/9/2000 8:37:00 AM  

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The FCC mandates that there must be X minutes of programming per hour or half
hour program, depending on venue. There is one minimum for syndication and
cable, and a slightly higher minimum for network shows.

This is what enables syndicators and cable operations to cut down episodes in
order to cram in more comercials.

B5 ran at the syndication/cable minimum number of minutes as mandated by the
FCC, which can be found in their regs. It cannot be cut further unless the
minimums change or have changed.

jms

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