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f1EPAPTf'T'!T OF
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:-0: 80are of Transportation .J';
Thursday, August 13, 1981
SU8JFCT: S::T DATE FOR pueuc ATIOP.! OF RES
8IDDEP, FOP en :=PP'CfJISF: P' SOUTH
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: CF 73-5672, S:, S2

1. That the 8o?rd receive the report,
2. That the three t'idders and any interestl'lG ni'lrty he riven two \'Jeeks to
revi e'/1 the Qepart!7!ent IS reDort anc to suhr
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t ':'r'i tten CClT1"r.1ents to the
lieDartf'1ent. T:-'e calT'!T'ents srould f)e suhrnitteri to f'eoartrnent in Room
1600 City 11 by 27, 1
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3. That the Poard set Septe!T'ber 0. l
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1, the date for the heer
irg on this at which tre "en3rt
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ent its re
Dort and its reoly to any wri ter corrrrents and the
anc any interested oarty present any further
:
en February 25, 1980, a notice of sale fer 3. CC 1e tele';ision franchise for
the South Central area of the City was official y oublished. r copy of
notice of sale is included in A028ndix of the attacherl evalua on report.
e official notice the instructions to cidrlers and terms
and conditions of the franchise were in the Los Anoeles
Journal. Advertisements solicitino inouiries reaardino the sale of the
franchise "Iere published nationally in 'the 1,Iall and the
trade TVe.
In response to the notice of sale, three b at rity 's
on foril 30, sUhmitted h
The Council received the and referred them to the Poard of TransQortation
for reDort anrl to the '.'Inri Economic
Develooment Committee.
On July 3, 1980, the repartment sent a letter to a11 bi1ders reouesting
adrlitioral information. ;-he letter rer:.Ieste:: recarriino the
hiddina companies' existinc and te1e0ision holdinas.
rates arA of the avail ilitv of fundina
cons truct the sys ten',. ire c0tnD2.ni es '.':p.re asked to COGO 1ete "sever;:'. I f(')rr.,s
dealinc v:ith svste\!1 rrojected reverue arc orojectec eXDGnSeS,

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caoital exoenditures and rate sources and uses of funds,
cable holdings and anticipRted channel alloc?tion. The reouesterl
was modified sli0htly and the time to was extenrled to a later date
in a subseauent letter dated July 29, 19
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. (See Aonendix C-2 of the attached
evaluation report) ..
second letter was sent to all bidders or March 25, 1991, reauestinc
further clarification of the That letter reQuested a nao the
location of their iJ1ant facilities c.nrl the co:rpletion of t\"0 ferrI'S ,.;eaiina
with nayroll and studio eouioment costs. (See C-l of
evaluation report).
The Deoartment1s reoort represents a reterMination of the hiqhest responsible
bidder based upon the evaiuation of the bidders
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proposals, the information
supplied by the in response to the Cepartrent1s reouests fer clarifica
tion and into the bidders' capabilities, oersonnel, and operating
experience; all in accordance the Notice of Sale.
the bidders shouid cive special attention to DecommendctiO!1 '10. il of
the Evaluation Reoort which sets a 27 month constrJlction schedule and allows
12 months for preoaration by grantee ard orocessing the utility comnanies
of pole and excavation ;JerITlit aoplications. The bidders are encouraaed to
obtain as firr: a commit:ment as possible from the utility companies of the
time needed to process the pole aonlications and inclurle tre cOrr1f'1itments in
their estimate of the aporooriate overall construction schedule. The infor
mation should be submitted in the written reolies due in two weeks. If a
conference is held with the util ity cemoan; es, the r:'elJartr:ent sroul d be
invited to attend.
The bidcers should be allm'led two \'/ee
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<s to review sl.Irrnit in Vtritinq any
comments on the 'epart:nent I s report. The lJepartment then \'Ioul d have at
1east tl.,!O v/eeks to prepare its reSDonse to the I:'i dders I comments. Schedlll i ng
the public hearinc fer 10. 1981, would accomodate this schedule.
Submitted,

E. Division (ngineer
Rates and Franchise
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August 13, 1981
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Board of Transnortation Commissioners
Thursday, September 10, 1981
SUB.JEcr: EV,l\LUATION OF I-IIGf-!EST gID!JER
FOR THE (,tI.BLJ:" SOL'TfJ LOS
PEFEPEIIICE: CF 78-5672, Sl, S2
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The Deoartment recommends that the Boare:
1. Find that Center City Cablevision, Ync. is responsible
bid1er:
2. Recommend to the I ndustry and Econor!1i'c ['eve1ooment Commi ttee of the
Council that the cable television franchise in South Central Los Angeles
be awarded to Center City Cablevision, Inc;
3. Recommend that the City r.ouncil modify Section 2.), of Grant,
of the franchise terms and conditions, to require that the effective
date of the be contingent upon the Department's and City
Attorney's acceptance of the Grantee's documentation that sufficient
funds to construct, equip and operate the proposed system are available;
4. That the construction schedule, as oroposed by Center City Cablevision,
Inc., be amenced. to reouire the Company to file a11 necessary apolica
tions for pole attachments and excavation permits six months of
the effective date of the franchise: and that six additional months
be allowed for the utility companies to process the applications an0
that Center City Cablevision. Inc. shall complete construction of the
system 27 months after the effective date of the franchise or as reason
ably extended by the Roard:
5. Pecommenc that the rity Council modify Section 3.2, Limitation Unon
Grant, of the franchise terms anrl conditions to the sale of
the franchise or any portion of the ownershi2 without the express consent
of the City by ordinance:
6. Recommend that the Ci:y Council further morl fy Secti on 1.2 of the fran
chi se terns and conditi ons to recui re that he crantee acknm'll edce anc
acree to the nrovisions that the franchisels value for the af
setti ng rates' cannot be capi ta i i zed for an arrount (1reater than the
capital actually invested:
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7. Recoml'1end that the City Council modify Section .1.6, Fquipment and Ser
vice Requirements, of the franchise terms and conditions by adding the
following subsection (d) (3) to fer the joint use of the
durin(j construction \Ie.. ith the municipal services functions the Department:
(3) resnect to local covernment services, the Grantee, shall
provide and install in a common trench 'iith Grantee's con
duit, municipal services conduit as soecifierl hy the Gepart
ment of TransDortation. The additional costs to Grantee for
costs of the conduit, pull boxes. vaults, other materials
and additional construction work other than the cost of the
trenching itself may be decucterl from subsequent franchise
paynents to the City. Grantee shall notify the nepartment
of Transportation 90 days rrior to construction and all de
ductions are subject to Qepartment approval.
8. Recommend that the City Council further modify 'ection 4.6 by addinq
subsection (b) (7) to provide at the ootion of the suhscriher. for program
security or lock-out devices at no additional charae to the subscriber.
f)ISCUSS rot::
The three bidders, Center City Cablevision, Inc. (CCr,I), Community Telecom
munications, Inc. (eTI) and South Central CATV Associates (SCCA) responded
to the of Sale for a cable television franchise in the South
area of the City by submitting their bid good faith deposit,
thei r commi tment to <:;5,000 to the Ci ty Treasurer \led thi r. 20 days after
the Dublication of the franchise ordinance and their documents.
The location of the South Central franchise area is shown on the attached
map.
In determining the highest responsible bidder, the considered
each bidder's offer to provide the benefits referred to in the of Sa1e
as Biddable Items, the bidder's ability to perfonn and the bidder's technical
oroposal. The Department's evaluation process is outlined in Appendix A
of this report. A summary of the results of this evaluation is shown on
Table A.
The to award the franchise to eccr is based on
the overall rankina of eeCl in the three cateoories of evaluation. In the
first category - Biddable Items - CCCI's bid ranked highest or tied for
highest in five of the eight biddable items, eTr also ranker. highest or tied
in five of eiaht items. CCCI's bid also tied for hiahest with eTI in the
Technical Proposal evaluation. The Deoartment has determined that CCel's ranking
of first in the cate?ory - Capacity to Perform - alora with its highest or
tied for highest in the other two categories its rid the highest
the three bids received.
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It is acknowledged that both cecI and crr have presented proposals which would _
provide a state of the art quality system for the residents of the South Central
area of the City. Both offer a minimum of 52 channels of service to the sub
scriber and an additional two way active cable to serve the area's institutions.
Both have offered multiple access studio facilities which are well equipped with
color TV cameras and editing equipment, and both have proposed to carry multiple
pay television channels and programs delivered by satellite.
The major difference between the bids submitted by CeeI and CTI is in the area
of the companies' experience as a cable television operator and the presenta
tion by the bidders of satisfactory evidence of funding. CCCI, as a subsidary
of the nation's largest multiple system operator demonstrated a superior ability
to finance the construction and operation of this franchise area.
It is noted that only the quantifiable technical information submitted has
been considered in this evaluation. The benefits or effects of ethnic minority
ownership \'Jere deemed beyond the scope of this analysis.
The City's Master Plan for cable communication includes a recommendation re
lative to ethnic minority ownership. Page 72 of the plan states:
"A policy that sets aside areas for minority ownership may alter desired
criteria for selecting districts in favor for the ownership
objective. The possibility of awarding experimental franchises in
such minority areas must be considered."
The Master Plan also states on Page 75 regarding System Configuration:
"It is recommended that Franchise Districts be designated to enhance the
development of Community consciousness through the delivery of communica
tion services that are of specific interest to the community, and that
these communities be selected so as to reflect community planning districts,
political districts, ethnic and demographic commonalties and interests.
Further, the Franchise Districts should provide for effective regulation
and enforcement by the City ... It is recommended tha t mi nority owner
ship be encouraged in appropriate areas."
[Jith regard to Recommendati on Numbers 3 and 4, the DepiJrtr:1ent suggests that
the Board recommend to the Council that the franchise ordinance contain, in
addition to the provisions published in the of Sale and the items
proposed by the successful bidder, tV/o additional orovisions.
The first provision requires that the City Council modify Section 2.3 of the
franchise to require that the franchise not become effective until reasonable
availability of sufficdent equity and/or debt financing, acceptable to the
Department and the City Attorney, has been provided. This provision is dis
cussed furhter in Appendix A page A.16. ihe following language is suggested:
Section 2.3 Duration of Grant. This franchise shall be effective on the
31st day after the publication of the enacting ordinance, provided the
Grantee has filed \'Jith the ,Cet:Jartment and the City Attorney, v.;ithin 20
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days after such of publication, a written instrument. to
Counci1. acceotinc and anreeina to comrly with all
of the provisions
In the Grantee shall. within 20 after date of publica
tion, provi documentation in a form to the and
City /i,ttorney, on the availariiity of sufficient fundinCl. to construct.
eouip, and operate the proposed carle television system until the system
beccmes self sunporting. The shall not until
the has the has teen
and is acceptable.
The second nrOV1Slon 'dould clarify tre I:idder's proDosa1 to construct the
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system vIithin six months frOfll receiDt of all reauire
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cermits and licenses .
The Deoartment--r-ecommends including a provision th;;\t the r;rani:ee shall submit
ali necessary applications with the utility coml)anies, the repartment of
Put-1ic \'orks anel any other agency reauirinn specific c:earancAs for [')ole
attachment, excavation, or other reouired oermits six months of the
effective date of the The nepartment further recommenrls that the
construction schedule also allow six months the utilities to process the
applications and that the entire franchise area be constructed within ?7
of the effective of the franchise, or as
by the Board.
Recolrmenriati on "umbers 5 a'lri r: address the C'; ty Counci 1's ... revi OilS ly expressed
concern that no channe in ewnershio occur \vithout the prior aoorovai of the
City by ordinance. /1.1so acdressed is the De'Jartment's concern that cacle
television remain a oublic service as such not to snecula
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expected to orovide service on a 10no basis as traditional public
utilities have over the years. 3idders should be from
I'lith an ultimate intention ,)f sellin9 the franchise. realizing a sh0rt tem
profit from the sale and increasinG rates fer present anrl future subscribers.
To prevent this Dessibility the neoartment sugaests that Sectinn 3.2 (rl) and
(e) of the franchise and conditions renumbered to (f) and (9) and
that the fo110winq para9raohs be inserted:
(d) The Grantee shall not sell. exchanae, or release,
or permit the sale, transfer, excharce or release, of any oart
of the ownership of the Grantee without prior consent of the
City expressed by ordinance, an<i then only unrler sucr conditions
as r.ay be orescrited.
(e) The Grantee is placed on notice and by the acceotance of this
francrise acrees that the grante
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hereunder are for tr.e
non-exclusive use of the City nroperty ::Inc easements for tre
specific use by the Grantee for the JurDoses stated in Section
2. The Grantee's riahts to ooerate does not consti+ute a class
of oroperty which be or as an eler:\ent
of value for rate settin0 in ar in excess Of
that actually investsd by the Grantee.
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Numcer 7 rrovires that the r::nntee reouired to install,
in a common trench, municioal services conduit and aopurtenances as soecified
by is Department. fosts for such to be reimbursed to the by the
City.
?ecommendation vlil1 reouire tre grantee +:0 of"Fer, ootionally at the 0
reouest of the sur-scriber. a prc9ram security or lock-ollt device at no adrlitional
charne to the subscriber. This provision is identical to the one imposerl on
(:wantee of the Soyl e l-1ei 0hts fn,nchi se by the ?oard on ,July If. 191.
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(, System Capacity 5
1 Schedul e of Constructi on
i0ther Consideration of Putlic
8enefit 5
81adable Items Total 37
to Perform (15 poi nts maximum)
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6 'PAT RUSSELL
7 EFINANI BERNARDI
8 ROBERT C, FARRELL
9 GILBERT W, LINDSAY
10 DAVID S, CUNNINGHAM
11 MARVIN BRAUDE
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13 'PEGGY STEVENSON
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APPENDIX A
Evaluation of Bidders for the Cable Television
Franchise in South Central Los Angeles A.1
Summary of Biddable Items A.4
Discussion of Biddable Items and Assignment of Points
1. Number of Public Aceess Channels .. A.7
2. Number and Location of Public Access .L\.8
3. Public Access Studio Equipment ... Jl.. 9
4. Number of Government Access Channels A.10
5. Local p, .11
6. System Capac; ty . .... . Jl.. l1
7. Schedule of Construction .. . A.13
3. Other Consideration of Public Benefit A .13
Summary of Points Jl.ssigned for Biddable Items Jl. 15
Discussion of Capacity to Perform and Assignment of Points
1. ity to Finance ....................... .
;11.16
a. FinanciRI Responsibility of Center City r:ablevision, Inc. A.17
b. Financial Responsibility of Community Telecommunications, Inc. J\ .17
c. Fi nanci a 1 Responsi bil ity of South Centra 1 CJ1.TV Associ ates A.19
d. Comoarision of Responsibility and Assignment of Points A.20
2. Past Performance
a. Past Performance by Center City Cabievision, Inc.
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b. Past PerfOn1ance by Community Telecommunications, Inc. A.21
c. Past Performance by South Central CATV Associates
A.22
d. Compa ri son of Pas t Performance . . . . . . . . . A.23
e. Discussion of Past Performance and Assignment of Points A.23
3. Pers onne 1
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a. Personnel of Center City Cablevision, Inc.
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b. Personnel of Community Telecommunications, Inc.
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c. Personnel of South Central CATV Associates
A.27
d. of Personnel ........ .
A.30
e. Discussion of ?ersonnel and Assiqnment of Points
A.30
Summary of Poi nts Bi dders Capaci ty to Perform
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Discussion of Technical Proposal and Assignment of Points
1. System Design
a. System Design Center City Cablevision, Inc.
P.. 33
b. System Design Community Telecomwunications, Inc.
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c. System Design South Central CATV Associates
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d. Campa ri son of Sys tem Des i gn ..' .
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e. Summary of System Design Features
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f. Discussion of System Desiqn and /Issignment of Points {l" 3 9
2 Service Prccedure
a.
Service Procedure by Center City Cablevision, Inc.
P,.40
b. Service Procedure by Community Telecommunications, Inc.
A.41
c.
Servi ce Procedure by South Central Cft.TV Associ ates
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d. Comparison of Service Procedure
A.42
e.
Discussion of Service Procedure and Assignment of Points
. A.43
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Summary of Points P,\'Jarded Technical Proposal
APPENCIX B
Biddable Items Proposed by Center City Cablevision, Inc.
1. Number of Public Access Channels B.1
2. Number and Location of Access-Studios '. S.l
3. Public Access Studio Equipment 3.1
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4. Number of Government Access Channels
5. local Programming ......... . B.5
6. System Capacity .......... . B.7
7. Schedule of Construction ... . B.8
3. Other Consideration of Public Benefit B.8
Biddable Items Proposed by Community Inc.
1. Number of Public Access Channels B.9
2. Number and Location of Access Channels B.9
3. Public Access Studio Equipment 8.111
4. Number of Government Access B.16
5. Local Programming .......... . 8.16
6. System Capacity ........... . 8.19
7. Schedule of Construction ...... . B.20
8. Other Consideration of Public Benefit. B.20
Biddable Items Proposed by South Centra CATV Associates
1. Number Public Access Channels. 8.22
2. and Location of Access Channels B.22
3. Public Access Studio Equipment B.22
4. Number of Government Access Channels B.23
5. Local Programming ......... .
6.23
6. System Capacity .......... . 8.28
7. Schedule of Construction ... .
B.29
8. Other Consideration of Public Benefit
8.29
END I X C-1
March 25, 1981, Letter
C-1.1
Data Forms . . . .
C-1.2
APpn'DIX C-2
July 29, 1980, Letter
C-2.1
July 3, 1980, Letter
C-2.2
C-2.d
Data Forms .....
APPENDIX D
Notice of Sale for the South Central Area. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . D.1
!APPENDIX AI
Evaluation of Bidders for the Cable Television
Franchise in South Central LDs Angeles
The following three bidders appeared before the City Council on April 29,
1980, and presented their bid proposals for a cable television franchise
for the South Central drea of Los Angeles. Also shown is the ownership
information for each bidder.
1... Center City Cablevision, Inc. (CCCI) American Television and
3250 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 935 Communications Corporation
Los Angeles, CA 90010 (ATC) - 80%; and six non-profit
(213) 384-5724 Community organizations 20%
(listed on page A.24)
2. Community Telecommunications, Inc. Fifteen share holders consisting
3411 East Fifteenth Street of local business people - collec
Los Angeles, CA 90023 tively own 100% (see page A.26)
(213) 269-9321
3. South Central C.A.T.V. Associates (SCCA) Universal Cable Systems, Ltd.
440 South Citrus Avenue (new address) consisting of local residents -
Covina, CA 91723 60%; and six star L.A. Limited
(213) 967-6337 40% (see page A.27).
The evaluation of the bids is made in accordance with the Notice of Sale
publ ished on February 25. 1980. The evaluation is based 'on the information
submitted in the bid proposals received by the City Council on April 30,
1980, and the clarification information submitted in the forms shown in
Appendix C-1 and C-2 that was requested from the bidders subsequent to
Apri 1 30, 1980.
A listing of the forms included in Appendix C-l and C-2 and the type of
information requested on the forms are shown below:
Appendix C-1
Form C-l
Form C-2
Payroll Expense
Mobile and Studio Equipment Expense
Appendix C-2
Form A System Data
Form B
Projected Revenue and Income Statement
Form C Projected Expenses
Form D
Anticipated Capital Expenditures and Rate Base
Form E
Sources and Uses of Funds
Form F
Cable Holdings
Communities
Owned by Bidder and Outstanding Bids in Other
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Form H Subscriber Services
Form Inst Hut i ona 1 Servi ces
Instructions for Affirmative Action Certification
The evaluation considers three areas of the bid proposal: 1) the bidder1s
offer to provide service as submitted as the biddable items, 2) the bidder1s
capacity to perform and 3) the Didder1s technical proposal.
The "biddable items" are enumerated in the Notice of Sale and include the
following:
1. Number of public access channels
2. Number and location of public access studios
3. Public access studio equipment
4. Number of government access channels
5. Local programming
6. System capacity
7. Schedule of construction
8. Any other considerations of public benefit
The bidder's capacity to perform is evaluated on the basis of;
1. Ability to finance the construction and operation of the system;
2. Past performance of company in the field of cable television
3. The organization1s personnel in the administrative, managerial,
professional and technical fields
The bidder's technical proposal is evaluated on basis of:
1. System design
2. Service procedure
Each of the above three categories is evaluated and compared separately.
No attempt is made to combine the points assigned to the separate categories
into one overall rating because of the difficulty of assigning arbitrary but
appropriate weights to the three distinct and different categories. All
three are important and measure different aspects of a cable system and the
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bidder's ability to provide a viable system. The biddable items are the
bidder's promises to provide specific services, the technical proposal is
the bidder's method of providing the services to the subscribers and both of
)I bi de sary ap-1t. al _Jo _
It is more appropriate to eval uate the
bidders in each category and base the overall recommendation on how each
bidder placed in the three areas of evaluation.
A point system is used to determine the highest bidder in each of tne three
categories of the bid proposal. Points are assigned as follows:
5 points to the highest bid.
0-4 points to other bids based upon how each bid compares to the highest
bid.
The final determination of the highest ranked responsible bidder is made by
a comparison of the ranking of the bidders in each category.
The evaluation process in each category will consist of a presentation of
the bidder's proposal, a discussion of the proposal and the assignment of
points.
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OF !F ITEMS

Bidder
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. 10 Channels plus more
as warranted
1 Mobile van studio
and cOlllmanci center
6 Portable studios
41 Additional studios
8 Radio studios
b6 Total studios
at 13 locations
(See Appendix B for
listings of studio
locations)
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Numerous items for I
studios
(See Appendix B for
listings of studio
equipment)
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Biddable Item
1. Number of
Public Access
Channels
2. Number and
Locdtion of
Public Access
Studios
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3. Public Access
Studio Equipment
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21 Channels on a full
or part time basis. (See
di scuss i on _____
1 COlllmun i ty prograJllffli ng/
access studio
2 Commun i ty TV
access studios
1 FM stereo studio
1 Mobil e access
20 Portable video
origination
modules.
25 Total Studios
(Studios to be located
at a later date)
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Numerous i'tems for stationary
and mobile video and radio
studios
(See Appendix B for listing
of studio equipment)
CTI
Channels
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1 Principal access
and control room
5 Public access stu
and control rooms
dios
10 Community access
studios/control r
radio
ooms
1 Mo bile stud i 0
2 E.N.G. Units
41* Mini mobile production
units
60* Total studi os
(See Appendix B for listings
of studio locations)
*Two studios located on map are
outside City of Los Angeles
Numerous items for stationary
and mobile video and radio
studios
(See Appendix B for listing
of stuio equipment)
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SUMMARY ITEMS
Bidder
Biddable Item
4. Number of
Government Access
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5. Local Programming
CTI SCCA CCCI
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() Channels
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7tl Services including:
1tl Loca1 broadcdst
signals
3 Imported broadcast
signals
16 Sate11ite services
4 Automated
services
29 Access channels
5 Pay television
options
8 Special services
(See Appendix B for
. ete list of
proposed services)
10 Channels 10 Channels (plus more
as warranted)
99 Services including: 16 Services including:
17 Local broadcast
signals
17 Local brOddcastl
signals
5 Pay television channels 1 Pay television
options
4 Imported 6 Iinported broad-I
broadcast signals cas t s i ~ F l a 1 s
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14 Access channels 20 Access channels
(public, educational
and government) (No Fonll H submitted)
(See Appendix B for (See Appendix B for
complete list of complete list of
proposed services) proposed serices)
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SUMMARY OF BIUDABLE ITEMS
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Biddable Item
6. System Capacity
7. Schedule of
Construction
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Subscriber Service I
52 Channels forward
4 Channels reverse
Subscriber Service II
52 Channels forward
4 Channels reverse
Institutional Service
37 Channels forward
17 Channels reverse
Within 15 months of
receipt of all required
permits and licenses
Bidder
eTI
Subscriber Service I
SCCA
Subscriber Service I
54 Channels forward 54 Channels forward
4 Channels reverse 4 Channels reverse
Subscriber Service II Subscriber Service II
54 Channels forward 54 Channels forward
4 Channels reverse 4 Channels reverse
(activated when needed) (activated when needed)
Institutional Service Institutional Service
24 Channels forward
13 Channels reverse
24 Channels forward
13 Channels reverse
(activated when required)
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With i n 20 mon ths of
receipt of all required
Within 20 months of
receipt of all required
permits and licenses. permits and licenses.
8. Other Considerations See Appendix B page B.8 I See Appendix 8 page B.20 I See Appendix B
of Public Benefit for complete list for complete list I page B.29 for complete
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Discussion of Biddable Items and Assignment of Points
1. Number of Public Access Channels
Public access is intended to provide an opportunity for the public,
free of charge on a first-come, non discriminatory basis, to use the
cable television system to exercise public expression. While, the
number of public access channels is the bid item, the rules, procedures
and rates for public access use should also be given consideration in
evaluating this bid item.
cccr Did 21 public access channels, CTr 10 and SCCA 10. These numbers
are substantically higher than the one channel minimum called for in
the Notice of Sale. Information on the proposed channel allocation,
the activation date of the channel and the duration of programming was
asked of each bidder in Form H (Appendix C-2). CeC! included on Form H
part of this information which jndicated 18 access channels although
it bid 21 public access channels. The 18 access channels included
governmental access, educational access and local origination program
ming. Only 10 of the 18 appear to be public access type channels.
CTr submitted complete information on Form H that indicated that some
of the public access channels would be shared with local orgination.
SCCA did not provide the required information on Form H.
CCCI provided summaries of interviews with community leaders which as
certained area needs and potential cable use of public access. Such a
study provides some evidence of a need for multiple access channels.
CeCI also included rules, procedures and rates for public access use.
CTI outlined programming concepts that would be included on public
access. The concepts were based upon South Central area residents'
and interest groups' response to CTI's inquiries. It also included
access rules, procedures and rates. SCCA did not provide a basis for
more than one required Channel.
cec! is assigned five pOints-because of its offer to provide 21 public
access channels and because it provided rules, procedures and rates
for public access use. Even though its Form H information was incom
plete and indicated 10 public access type programming rather than 21,
the company is contractually bound to provide the 21 channels. eTI is
assigned four points because it bid 10 channels, it included programming
concepts, rules, procedures and rates for public access use and complete
Form H information. Three points is aSSigned to SCCA because it proposed
to provide 10 channels but it made no attempt to provide the information
required in Form H.
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Points Assigned
cec I - 5
CT I - 4
seCA - 3
2. Number and Location of Public Access Studios
All bidders have provided for portability of public access equipment
and studios. Portability is provided through the use of either mobile
vans and/or smaller but complete portable equipment packages containing
cameras, lighting, power sources, sound equipment and recording devices.
These units are capable of either recording programming for later
editing and cable casting or for direct input into the cable system.
eeeI has 25 studios consisting of one community programming/
access studio, two community studios, one radio studio. one mObile
production studio and twenty portable video units. No specific loca
tions were given for the proposed studios in the original proposal;
however, a map supplied in the second clarification (Appendix C-1) in
dicated that the location of the two hub sites (indicated by symbols
on the map) would also be the locatlon of the studios. addresses
were given.
CTI proposed 60 studios, all but two located inside the franchise
area, consisting of one principal access and control room, five public
access studios and control rooms, ten community access radio studios/
control rooms, one mobile studio, two electronic news gathering units
(ENG) and forty-one mini-mobile production units.
No explanation was provided of how the ENG units would be used as studios
for public access purposes. All of the other studios were identified
by tenative addresses. Several of the studio sites are facilities
which may not be available for public use except as may be permitted
by the host, i.e., the University of Southern California, Davidson
Conference Center. (See Appendix B for a full list of studio locations.)
SCCA proposes to provide one mobile van and six portable studios which
will be shared between 41 studio facilities located at thirteen sites.
SCCA will also provide eight radio studios which will be located at
tnree of the same thirteen sites. All of the thirteen sites are named
and addresses are provided as referenced in Appendix B. As for CTI,
above, several of SeCA's studio sites are facilities which might not be
available for public use except as may be permitted the host.
SCCA also proposes to make available its studio and production centers,
located in the adjacent Hollywood/Wilshire franchise area and all
other Six Star origination/access equipment in the ten present and future
Los Angeles area franchises.
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The five points are assigned to CTr for its higher bid of the number of
studios, including its fixed principal studio, portable and mobile
flexibility and complete information supplied in the proper form as
requested by the City.
Four points af2 d signed to eCCI because of its lower bid in the number
of 5 proposal to provide fixed studios and its proposal
to provide flexib lity and portability with the use of mobile and
portable equipment. CCCI also provided adequate clarification informa
tion requested by the City.
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Three points are assigned to SCCA because it did not provide a
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adequate clarification information requested by the City.
Points Assigned
CCCI - 4
eT! - 5
SCCA - 3
3. Public Access Studio Equipment
All oidders have proposed to provide sufficient studio equipment to
provide for public access. In this category the estimated cost of the
equipment provided in Form C-2 is a good indicator of the amount and
quality of the equipment included in the proposals. CCel's bid in
cludes a listing of equipment for its various proposed central and
Inobile studios, but the original listing for portable video origination
modules is not included in the subsequent submittal of requested infor
mation (Form C-2). Its Form C-2 listed estimated equipment cost at
approximately $514,000 for all proposed studios not including for
the 20 portable video origination modules.
It appears that CTr (Form C-2) accounted for all the equipment in the
original bid. However, it appears that the equipment listed in Form C-2
will be for 62 studios, which is not consistent with the increased bid
for 60 studios. Total estimated cost of studio equipment was stated as
$1,180,715 of which $396,685 was for the main studio. It is not clear
which equipment is for the studios listed in their submittal of
i nformat i on.
SCCAls original bid included a listing of minimum equipment that was
divided among various studios included in the subsequent submittal of
requested information (Form C-2). Although it appears all equipment
was accounted for in Form C-2 it is not clear what is allo
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cated to the portable studios, radio sites and additional studio sites.
Total cost of equipment listed is approximately $531,000 of which
$15,000 was for the mobile van studio and command center.
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revi sed informaiionwiis nofaccepte<CbY-fIie-Cityor lricTude(1 in thi s
evaluation.
The five points are assigned to eTI because of its proposal to provide
substantially more equipment than the other bidders and its clarifi
cation information which accuartely listed each item, its estimated
cost and at which specific studios it would be used.
SCCA is assigned three points because its proposal listed a mlnlmum
amount of studio equipment. The estimated cost for the equipment was
much less than CTIls costs. SCCA did not sumbit complete clarification
information.
eCG! is ass i gned fou r poi nts de.. 0
equi pment was, not accurate
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..aridaDQuLthe same SCGA' s costs. Its response to Form C-2 did not
include a cost-breakdown-for--the equipment proposed for the 20 portable
video origination modules.
Points Assigned
eGe r - 4
eTI - 5
SCCA - 3
Number of Government Access Channels
All bidders offered more than the minimum number of government access
channels. The number offered by each bidder is shown in the summary on
page A.5. eeCI offered eight government access Channels. Although
eCCl submitted the required Form H, the form did not ShOW eight specifi
cally allocated government access channels. Only one channel was
listed specifically as being dedicated to governmental access.
CTI submitted Form H showing channel allocations with six governmental
access channels listed and a possibility of three other part time
channels used for governmental access type programming. The Form also
showed how the proposed government access channels fit into the proposed
54 channels. SCeA proposed 10 government access channels and more if
needed. However, SCCA failed to properly submit Form H to show how
government access would be allocated in tneir system.
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eTr is assigned five points for its bid of 10 channels and because it
submitted adequately completed information in Form H. SCCA is assigned
five points because it bid 10 channels. While SCCA did not submit the
Form H information it is contractually bound to dedicate 10 Channels.
eCC! is assigned four points for its bid of eight channels.
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All bidders proposed more or less equivalent numbers and types of local
programming. Five points is assigned to erI and CCCI for providing
properly submitted information on Form Hwhich assigns a channel to
each proposed program and indicates when each program would be avail
able on the system. sceA is assigned only three points because its
original proposal was not clear ont(he specific programming to be pro
vided and because it did not provide the required information on Form
H. Without this information from rm H, it would be difficult to
contractually bind SCCA to the programming it claims to have proposed.
Points Assigned
ccel - 5
CT I - 5
SCCA - 3
6. System Capacity
All bidders propose to provide a 400 MHz subscriber system. This
system provides up to 54 channels of video and data downstream with a
return capacity of four video or equivalent channels upstream.
A11 bidders proposed to install a second trunk subscriber system capable
of providing double the capacity of the 54 channel subscriber system.
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It did not respond to the City's Form H completely,
and did not assign specific channels to the services it proposed to
ca rry The re_J2_fJiLiOd i J:yhi 9L cabl'L!li 1_1_ca.ra... t h_ELQ!'99 r
1isted in Form H. eTI will install both subscriber cables at the same
Cfme-butthesecond subscriber system will De activated .vhen needed.
SCCA also indicated that it would install both subscriber systems but
would activate the second system by adding the when needed.
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All bidders offer an institutional system. CTI and SCCA both propose
to serve institutions with a system providing 24 channels downstream
with a return capacity of 13 channels upstream. CeCl proposes a system
providing 37 channels downstream with a return capacity of 17 channels
upstream. cecI indicates that their institutional cable will be instal
led simultaneously and initially activated with its subscriber system.
CTr indicates that its institutional system will be built at the
same time as the subscriber system and activated upon agreements with
the various industries and City agenCies. SCCA indicates on page 64
of its proposal that the institutional system will be activated. On
page 68 it indicates it will be activated when required. The company
did not provide the information requested on Form I which would have
listed the activation date for the system. -===::..::':::-.
The institutional cable system is a new concept being proposed by cable
companies across the country. There are indications that the availabi
lity and use of the institutional cable will provide an economical
alternative to the communication needs of private industry, hospitals.
schools and government. If this concept proves to be successful, it
could provide additional revenue to the cable operator.
While the concept appears to be a potential benefit to the cable
operator, there is little evidence provided by the bidders that the
institutional cable will be self supporting. However, in normal rate
setting procedures, the cost of the institutional cable would not be
passed on to regul ar cable subscri bers.
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the system to serve customers in an area extending beyond the boundaries
of the proposed franchise area. This would
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The Department concludes that eCCl's proposal for the activation of two
subscriber cables will provide the subscribers with the greatest channel
capacity and will permit its subscribers to receive theychannels it
has listed in the clarification of their proposal (Form H). The five
points is assigned to CCCI.
CTr and SCCA are both assigned four points for their bids of an initial
54-channel system and a second 54-channel system activated when needed.
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7. Schedule of Construction
CCCI, CTr and SCCA conditioned their proposed construction schedule by
offering to construct the system within 15, 20, and 20 months respec
tively, after receiving all necessary permits and approvals. Recent
experience has indicated that neither the City nor the franchisee can
effectively control the time needed by the utility companies to process
pole attachment agreements. The City can require that the franchise
grantee be requi red to apply for all necessary util ity pole attachments
and excavation permits within a specific period of time. The franchise
would then have that period added to the construction period in the
bid. For an area the size of South Central, six months should provide
adequate time to file the required applications. Six additional months
should be allowed for the utility companies to process the applications.
The total construction period would then be increased 12 months.
If the utility companies do not release their poles in time to meet
the construction schedule, the Board should extend the construction
period.
The 12 months for obtaining pole clearances does not bias either bid
and a Similar time schedule was approved by the City Council on the
most recent grant of a cable television.
CCCI is assigned five points for its bid of 15 months after receipt of
all permits and approvals. SCCA and CTI is assigned four points for
their longer construction period of 20 months.
Points Assigned
cce r - 5
eTI - 4
SCCA - 4
8. Other Considerations of Public Benefit
All bidders offer listings of services they plan to provide. Some
items offered were required by the Notice of Sale and others were
previously listed by each bidder as part of their local programming.
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cccr offered to provide numerous items including a 5500,000 prepayment
of their franchise fee, communications scholarships, financial assistance
to community programming (to be financed by 1% of the gross receipts
or $50,000 for 5 years) and burglar, fire alarm and smoke detection
services.
crr offered numerous items including a $500,000 prepayment of tneir
franchise fee, local minority ownership, contribution of 50 per
subscriber per year to a state wide non-profit organization to benefit
California cable TV subscribers, and the establishment of a non-profit
foundation to assure viability of the local origination facility and
programming (to be financed by a fund created by 2% of the gross receipts
for the first three years of operation).
SCCA offered items including a $300,000 prepayment of franchise fee,
dedication of 2% of gross revenue to local origination, access to media
for hearing impaired, continuing education for doctors and
lawyers and more.
It is difficult to assign credit to much of the offerings because may
items were unsubstantiated offers to provide service. CCC! CTI, 1n
completing Form H, did provide an indication of where and when some items
in their bid category would be provided. SCCA did not submit Form H.
Several of the services proposed will require approval of the etiy,
i.e., free service to selected groups, before they can be recognized
as a public benefit.
None of the bidders seems to be clearly the highest bidder in this
area.
Points Assigned
eeeI - 5
crr - 5
seCA - 5
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Summary of Points Assigned
ddable Items
Bidder
Item CCCI cn SCCA
l. Number of Public Access
Channels
2. Number and Location of
Public Access Studios
3. Public Access Studio
Equipment
4. Number of Government Access
Channels
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5. Local Programming
5. System Capac i ty
7. Schedule of Construction
8. Other Considerations of
Public Benefit
Total
5
4
4
4
5
5
5
5
37
4
5
5
5
5
4
4
5
37
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3
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4
4
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Discussion of Capacity to Perform and of POints
1. Ability to Finance
The financial responsibility of the bidders is determined primarily by
the ability of each bidder to commit and provide the necessary capital
to construct and operate the cable. system in the South Central Los
Angeles area. Financial responsibility can be demonstrated by the
methods used by each bidder to document its ability to provide the
necessary capital and by the bidders in their financial projections
submitted with the bids and in the additional information requested by
the City. Minimum documentation of the availability of equity and/or
debt capital was requested of the bidders in the Department1s clarifi
cation letters of July 3, 1980 and July 29, 1980 (Appendix C-2).
The bidders have indicated that both equity and debt financing would
be used to provide the necessary capital for the system. They have
provided balance sheets and letters of credit from lending institutions
as indications of the availability of the funding.
A balance sheet which demonstrates a substantial amount of liquid assets
or substantial stockholders equity or letters of credit with no binding
legal effect do not necessarily guarantee that the bidder has the finan
cial capability to build the proposed system. These assets, equity or
the lines of credit may not be available after the lengthy franchising
process has run its course, a franchise is awarded and actual construc
tion funds are needed. At best these financial statements and letters
are an indication, and only at the time they were issued, of the current
financial condition of the bidders. These conditions could adversely
change at any time after the date of the document due to financial
disasters or over extension in the franchising market.
It appears that to be assured that the eventual bidder awarded the
franchise is finanCially capable, that the City should require some
form of guarantee that certain assets or debt financing will be earmar
ked for the construction and operation of the South Central Los Angeles
system. This is essential if the bidder is committed to build other
systems in other cities which is the case for two of the bidders in
South Central Los Angeles.
The procedure suggested by the Department would require the eventual
grantee to provide, as a condition of the franchise becoming effective,
a combination of either an improvement bond (for equity and/or debt
financing) or a loan commitment agreement (for debt financing). The
requirement is part of the suggested terms and conditions of the
franchise and provides that the documents be submitted after the fran
chise is awarded but before the 30-day referendum period expires. The
procedure would be the least costly method of providing a guarantee
that the necessary funds are available.
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a. Financial Responsibility'of Center City Cablevision, Inc.
eeCI estimated that its system will pass 181,300 residential units
and require 531 miles of plant. In the fourth and tenth year of
operation CeCI estimated it would serve an average number of sub
scribers of 53,400 and 54,400 with d penetration of 29.5% and 30%,
respectively. It estimated 10-year total capital expenditures of
$44,385,000. CCCI's source and use of funds projection indicated
that $24,210,000 ($9,760,000 equity and $14,450,000 in debt) will
be required to construct and operate the system until tne system
is self supporting through its own cash flow (during the second
year of operations). CCCI indicated that the entire $24,210,000
will be provided by its
Communications Corporatajon CATi:J. 1e
provided a letter signed by its 'lice President-Finance
pledging its financial commitment to provide tne funds to CCCI for
the South Central Area. ATC submitted a balance sheet dated
December 31, 1979 showing total assets of about $220 million and
stockholders equity'of about $88 million. The balance sheet was
certified by the CPA firm of Ernst and Whinney of Denver, Colorado.
CCCl also submitted two letters of credit. The first from Crocker
National Los Angeles, indicated bank's interest in extend
ing a $15-16 million term loan to ATC for the South Central Los
Angeles CATV franchise. The second letter from Morgan Guaranty
Trust Company of New York, indicated that the banking group, made
up of Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, First National Bank of Chicago,
First National Bank of Boston and Industrial National Bank, Provi
dence, Rhode Island, had established a $50 million revolving
redit-term
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b. Financial Responsibility of Community Telecommunications, Inc.
CTr estimated that its system will pass 195,000 residential units
and require 800 miles of plant. In the fourth and tenth year of
operation eTr estimated it would serve an average number of sub
scribers of 61,425 and 80,925 with a penetration of 31.5% and
41.5%, respectively. It estimated 10-year total capital expendi
tures of $30,159,100. CTlis source and use of funds projection
indicated that $19,300,000 ($500,000 equity and $18,8000,000 in
debt) will be required to construct and operate the system until
the system is self suporting through its own cash flow (during the
first year of operation).
eTr indicated in its original proposed (Volume I, page 27) tnat the
cost of the physical plant, subscriber devices and working capital
is about $20,000,000 (compared to the $19,300,000 mentioned above)
and that $5 million will be provided by the principals in equity
type capital. The remaining $15 million will be arranged for in
debt financing. CTr stated that tne CTr principals that would
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provide the $5 million equity-type capital would own 100% of the
company's issued and outstanding shares. eTI further stated that
"the black principals involved in eTr own in excess of 90% of the
company's issued and outstanding shares, which assures minority
control and direction of eTr's activities", CTr indicated that
the debt financing will be secured through traditional bank fi
nancing and insurance companies. Syndicated Communications, Inc.,'
will act as an investment banker by syndicating the required debt
financing with a consortium of banks and insurance companies.
eTr in response to the Department's clarification letters of
July 3 and 29, 1980, submitted a revised capitalization plan. It
submitted the names of 15 owners company and indicated that
they would contribute $500,000 in equity capital and ttlat the
remaining $4.5 million of original equity would now be obtained
through debt financing. Total debt financing is now $19.5 million.
None of the minimum documentation on the availibity of the $500,000
equity capital requested in the Department's letter of July 3, 1980
(Appendix C-2) was provided by eTI. The owners did not submit a
letter pledging the availability of the funds nor did the owners
submit financial statements or letters from banks indicating that
funds were available as requested in the Department letter.
eTI also submitted only limited information on the availability of
debt financing. CTr submitted letters from five financial organi
zations in the original proposal and 10 in the in the clarifi
cation information. The intent of 13 of the organizations appeared
to be to provide the remaining 4.5 million portion of the original
$5 million equity capital. A total commitment of was
obtained from the 13 organizations. The other two organizations
include Security Pacific National Bank, Los Angeles which indicated
it would extend a $5 million dollar loan to CTr should it be awarded
the franchise for South Central Los Angeles. The other organization,
Crocker National Bank, Los Angeles, indicated that its policy is not
to issue commitments on unfranchised cable television systems.
The Bank further indicated that if CTI is awarded a franchise it
uwill be more than glad to take a look at the proposed financing
package."
The company's statement that of the 15 principals involved in CTI,
the black principals own in excess of 90% of the company's issued
and outstanding shares which assures minority control and
of CTr's activities in somewhat contradic_ted in the commitment
1etters from the 13 orgiirllzati onspl edgi ng lo 1end the $4.5 mill ion
portion of the original equity capital. The letters state in part:
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"It is our understandi ng that the Investor Group will
provide at least $4.5 million of subordinated long-term
debt due in ten (10) years at an interest rate of twelve
percent (12%) per annum, with a four year moratorium on
principal only. The Investors will receive, in partial
consideration for their investment, warrants to purchase
65% of the equity of CTI at the time of closing. Upon
completion of construction, the Investors will sell
warrants totaling 16% back to the principals for $1.00.
The remaining warrants held by the Investors pro-rata
equal to 49% of the equity of CTr at the time of exercise
will be subject to a "put" (the right to sell) and "call"
(tne right to buy) agreement. The put and/or call price
of the warrants shall be determined by an appraisal of
the Company, to be performed by at least two independent
appraisers. The put and/or call agreement will be exer
cisable from the fifth (5th) through the tenth (10th)
years after the closing. The number of warrants put
and/or called during anyone year will be consistent
with the debt service requirements of the Company and
the a vail a b il i t y 0 f cas h flow. "
It appears, therefore, that during the construction period eTI may
I ' not own a majority interest in the company. The Investor Group
(l'1,p".!i' ." may own up to 65% of the equity of CTI. It is not known what
C [J"'p" ' effect thi s woul d have on the abil Hy of CTI to "contro 1 and di rect"
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tions for $10,050,000 of the $19.5 million debt portion of the
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total capitalization needed to build and operate the cable system.
c. Financial Responsibility of South Central CATV Associates
SCCA estimated that its system will eventually pass 209,800 residen
tial units and require 760 miles of plant. In the fourth and tenth
year of operation SCCA estimated it would serve an average number of
subscribers of 62,926 and 93,361 with a penetration of 30% and 44.5%
respectively. It estimated 10-year total capital expenditures of
$33,634,700. SCCA's source and use of funds projection indicated
that $35,162,700 (S13,396,700 in equity and $21,766,000 in debt)
will be required to construct and operate the system until the sys
tem is self-supporting through its own casn flow (during the first
year of operations).
SCCA in its orginal bid indicated that Universal Cable System,
Ltd. (Universal) would contribute $1 million in operating capital
and was and able through the financial strength of its
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limited partners to secure additional funds as necessary. Neither
Universal nor any of its limited partners provided any form of
financial information or statements to substantiate the availabi
lity or capability of the firm or its partners to provide the
funding. In the clarifying information Universal did not indicate
the percentage of ownership or the amount of capital, if any, to
be contributed by each owner.
SCCA further provided a letter from the Six Star Cablevision family
of companies stating that the of the parent company and its
subsidiaries are avialable, including their borrowing capability.
A letter from Bankers Trust Company, New York. was also submitted.
That letter indicated that the Bank had issued a loan to Six Star
Cablevision for $10 million. The bank stated that it ".
is and will remain to be Six Star Cablevision's bank and support
it in its endeavors to develop similar The letter
was dated November 15, 1979. It is the Department's understandi ng
that the $10 million loan was intended to cover construction and
operation of the Hollywood! Wilshire franchise and not as support
for South Central Los Angeles.
Six Star also submitted a letter from Bergen Bank of Commerce, New
Jersey, stating that the bank would act as the lead bank in dis
counting the company's notes receivables to the extent of the value
of the notes. A balance sheet dated December 31, 1979, certified
to by the New York CPA firm of Alexander Jackson and Company. was
submitted by Six Star which shows stockholders equity of about $37
million and notes receivable of about $66 million.
SCCA, in response to the Department's July 3 and 29, 1980 request
for additional information, submitted a letter from Six Star Nielson
Cablevision (see page A.22) wherein it pledged and committed
" to furnish the necessary funds to SCCA as necessary to fulfill
the commitments made by SCCA for the franchise areas of ...
South Central Los Angeles " In support of this commitment, N.E.I.
Cal. Inc. (50% partner of Six Star Nielson Cablevision) submitted
a balance sheet dated December 31, 1979, certified to by the CPA
firm of McGladrey Hendrickson and Company, which shows stockholders
equity of over $57 million.
d. Comparison of Financial Responsibility and Assignment of Points
CCCI and SCCA have presented documentation on their ability to
provide the necessary capital to build and operate the South Centra1
Los Angeles System. CTI has presented documentation covering only
about 50% of the approximate $20 million capital needed to build
and operate the system. Based upon the above information each
bidder is assigned the following points:
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Points Assigned
ceCI - 5
eTI - 3
secA - 5
2. Past Performance
a. Past Performance by Center City Cablevision, Inc.
CeCl reports in their proposal that their parent company, American
Television and Communications Corporation (ATC), operates 121 Cable
TV systems serving 1.1 million subscribers in 32 states.
ATC was founded in June 1968 and in that year acquired 36 operating
cable television systems. The company became publicly owned in 1969
and raised $4.7 million through the sale of stock.
In 1971 ATC entered the microwave transmission field by purchasing
two operating companies and reported their first profitable year of
operation.
The company continued to grow by purchasing existing cable systems
and winning franchise grants. In 1979 the company was reported to
b ~ the second largest cable operator in the nation serving one
million subscribers with more than 500,000 of those subscribers
subscribing to pay TV.
ATC, which became a wholly owned subsidiary of Time, Inc., in 1978
is headquartered near Denver, Colorado, and employs more than 2,200
peopie throughout the country. Since 1978 ATC has reported that
revenues have grown at more than 30 percent a year and in 1978
they exceeded $83 million.
In a survey made by the Department of ATC's operations in other
cities, nine of fourteen cities responded. The nine generally in
dicated that ATC was performing satisfactorily. All nine reported
that the company had built the system as promised; however, only
four cities reported that the system was constructed on schedule.
All nine also reported that ATC is providing local programming
with six of the nine reporting that ATC produced their own local
programming.
b. Past Performance by Community Telecommunications, Inc.
CTr reports that neither it nor any of its principals (which own
five percent or more of CTlls voting stock) own an interest in any
operating cable television system. The names of the owners of
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outstanding bids for any cable television franchises in other
communities.
The principals of CTI reportedly have a broad array of financial
expertise, management grasp and tecnnical awareness (See Section 3,
Personnel, below). CTI states that it will utilize the firm of
Smith, Cooper Associates, Inc., to manage their operations and the
additional management resources of Buena Vista Telecommunications,
Inc., which is a local company and presently the holder of two
cable television franchises.
Past Performance by South Central CATV Associates
SCCA is a joint venture owned by two companies. Sixty percent of
SCCA is owned by Universal Cable System, Ltd., and percent is
owned by Six Star L. A., Limited. Both companies are themselves
limited partnerships. The names of the owners of each company are
shown on Page A.27.
The principals of Universal Cable System, Ltd., are local
experienced in the operations of various enterprises (See Section
3, Personnel, below). As a group they have no reported experience
in the operation of cable television systems and do not own or
operate a cable television system.
The joint venture relies on the 40% partner, Six Star L.A., Limited,
to provide expertise in the design, construction, operation
and maintenance of the cable television system. Six Star L. A.,
Limited, is composed of Six Star Cablevision Corporation as General
Partner and Paul Skul sky, Sharar, Stuart Harri s and Roger
Maggio as limited Corporation has
recently formed a joint venture and is now known as Six Star/
Nielson (Six Star).
Six Starls past performance includes cable television systems under
construction or completed in franchised areas in Southern California,
Kansas, Missouri and Michigan.
Six Starls first system became operational in Kansas City, Kansas, and
Ypsilanti, Michigan, in .early 1979 and it presently has construc
tion underway in the cities of Pomona, Tustin, La Verne, Culver City
and Los Angeles (Hollywood/Wilshire). Its Los Angeles franchise
is contiguous to the South Central Los Angeles franchise along its
northern boundary. Six Star has not completed building the system
in Hollywood/Wilshire. The Board has granted an extension of time
to November 30, 1981, to complete a portion of the area and to demon
strate substantial progress in the remainder of the area.
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Results of the Department's survey of Six Star's past performance
in other cities (six of fourteen cities responding) indicate that
it is to judge the adequacy of the company I s performances
beyond -rffifEon st ruct ion pha see
Comparison of Past Performance
The parent company of CCCI,American Television and Communications
Corporation, has presented in the bid proposal an impressive ac
counting of its past performance in the cable television industry.
Its capacity to perform is supported by its rise to a newly pro
claimed number one cable television operator, in terms of number
of subscribers, in the country. In addition, the survey conducted
by the Department has indicated that other cities served by ATC are
generally pleased with the overall service provided.
The past performances of SCCA's 40% partner, Six Star, is
difficult to evaluate because of its relatively short existence,
having received its first franchise in 1979.
80th SCCA report in its bid proposal that the principals
of its organization have proven track records of business accom
plishments. However, neither company has experience in the cable
television industry which compares with the record of CCClls parent
company, ATC.
Discussion of Past Performance and Assignment of Points
The Department concludes that CCCI's past performance record
clearly excells and assigns them the five points. Both SCCA and
CTl have no past performance record as operating companies; SCCA,
which will be guided by the experience of its partner, Six Star,
which itself has only a limited record of past performance, is
assigned three points. CTr which relies on the limited past
performance of one of its stockholders and the use of an outside
management team is assigned two points.
Points ASSigned
ece I - 5
SCCA - 3
CTr - 2
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3. Personnel
a. Personnel of Center City Cablevision, Inc.
CCC! is a corporation formed by American Television and Communi
cations Corporation' (ATC) which is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Time, Incorporated, New York. ATC owns 80% of CCCI with the
other 20% being donated to six non-profit community organizations.
The names of these organizations and the percentage of ownership
is shown below:
Special Service for Groups, Inc.
Percentage of Ownership: 4%
World Christian Training Center
Percentage of Ownership: 3%
Westminister Neighborhood Association, Inc.
Percentage of Ownership: 3%
Los Angeles Links
Percentage of Ownership: 3%
Sugar Ray Youth Foundation
Percentage of Ownership: 4%
The Gathering's Economic Development Committee
Percentage of Ownership: 3%
ATC's corporate officers are:
Monroe M. Rifkin Gerald M. Levin
Chairman and President Vice Chairman and Vice
President (Time, Inc)
Joseph J. Collins Trygve E. Myhren
Executive Vice President Executive Vice President
John F. Gault Michael J. McCrudden
President Senior Vice president
(Manhattan Cable TV) Planning.And Development
Thomas W. Binning leJi 11 i am H. Brown
Vice President, Vice President,
Finance Telecommunications Systems
James P. Cottingham James H. Doolittle
Vice President, Vice President,
Western Operations Eastern Operations
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Fred r ~ . Dressler Antnony S. Esposito
Vice President Vice President,
New Market Development Franchising
Henry J. Gerken La rry W. Howe
Secretary and Counsel Vice President,
Cable Programming
Lawrence H. Janes June E. Travis
Vice President, Vice President,
CATV Engineering Administration
Charles R. Morris III David E. Q'Hayre
Vice President, Treasurer
Corporate Development
David R. Van Valkenburg Richard J. Davies
Vice President, Assistant Controller
Plant and Facilities
Robert B. Ni 1es Carolyn K. McCandless
Assistant Controller Assistant Secretary
(Time Incorporated)
Maurice L. Jenks III
Assistant Secretary
Monroe M. Rifkin, Chairman and President has served as president Of
ATC since the company's formation in 1968. The proposal reported
that he began his involvement with cable television in the late
1950's as vice president of Teleprompter. For the five years prior
to ATC's fonnation he was president of Daniels r;lanagement, a cable
TV brokerage, consulting and management company. He served as
secretary, treasurer and board member of the National Cable Televi
sion Associates and chaired the NCTA's long range planning committee.
Work experience and accomplishments of other ATC directors were
provided in the proposal and will not be repeated in this report.
b. Personnel of Community Telecommunications Inc.
CTI is owned by fifteen shareholders of which five are officers of
the corporation. The names of the shareholders and the ownership
percentages are shown below.
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Percent Ownership
Robert C. Davidson, Jr. 11.7%
Guy L. Dobbs 3.8
Pierpant M. Laidley 6.6
Sidney Poitier 22.5
J. Kennedy Lightfoot 9.0
Lloyd T. Hunter 9.0
Finster L. Paul 9.0
Brotherhood Crusade 7.2
lily ~ u Farooqi 4.5
Block, Good and Gagerman 7.5
James Woods 1.8
Jeffalyn Johnson &Associates 1.8
J. Stanley Sanders 2.8
H. Hartfard Brookins 1.8
Moctezuma Esparza 1.0
100.0%
CTIts proposal states that Robert C. Davidson Jr., President,
Chairman of the Board, is also the president of Paramount Paint
and Lacquer Company, Division of Zolatone Process, Inc, of Los
Angeles and San Francisco. He was formerly the Executive Vice
President and CEO of Avante Garde Enterprises and directed their
broadcasting interests including a Los Angeles FM radio station
KAG8-FM which focused upon the central and south central portions
of the City of los Angeles. He was also a vice-president and
Director of Business Development for Urban National Corporation of
Boston, Massachusetts, a $10 million dollar venture company estab
lished to invest in minority directed business.
Guy H. Dobbs - Vice President and Director, is the president of a
Xerox wholy-owned Subsidiary company known as Xerox Electro-Optical
Systems in Pasadena. According to the proposal, he has also been
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a Xerox corporate officer specializing in development and program
planning with emphasis on Technical Development. He holds a mas
ters degree in Business Administration froln Goddard College and
has been a member of the faculty of the UCLA Graduate School of
Science. Mr. DObbs has served on the U.S. Secretary of
Health, Education and Welfare
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Data Systems and has been a member of the National Academy of
Science.
Sidney Poitier - Vice President and Director, is an internationally
acclaimed motion picture star and winner of the 1964 academy awards
for best actor of the year. The proposal states that among his
notable citations he has earned in nearly 30 pictures, over a
20-year period, are the Georgi Cini Cultural Foundation Award as
well as the Berlin and Venice Film Awards.
Brock Peters - Vice President and Director, as reported in the
proposal, is a distinguished American black actor well known for
his motion picture, television and stage performances. He was the
winner of the 1970 Golden Globe Award and the Antoinette Perry
Award. He is also the recipient of numerous resolutions, citations
and from various governmental bodies including the
Los Angeles City Council, the State Senate, the Mayor
of the City of Los Angeles and Governors of California and Tennessee
for his public spirited activities.
Piperpont M. Laidley - Vice President and Director, is reported in
the proposal to be a distinguished and highly regarded member of
the Los Angeles legal profession. Owner of his own law firm, Mr.
Laidley, a Slack member of the American Bar Association, the Los
Angeles County Bar Association and the Langston Law Club, is also
a member of the Urban League and the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People.
c. Personnel of South Central CATV Associates
SCCA is administered by a nine member joint venture Board, five
members are appointed by Universal and four are appointed by Six
Star. The names of the owners of SCCA are listed below.
Universal Cable Systems, Ltd. - 60% Partner
Stockholder Percent OwnerShip
David Corrales Not available (NA)
Richard Chavez
Carl Galloway NA
Clinton Galloway NA
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Stockholder Percent Ownership
:-fa 1 Ha rri s NA
John Mack NA
Howard Manning NA
Vi rgi 1 Roberts NA
Perry Parks NA
Ernest Shell NA
.Al Watson NA
Six Star-Los Angeles - 40% Partner
Stockholder Percent Ownership
*P. Sku 1sky 20%
*V. Sharar 20%
*S. Harris 20%
*R. Maggio 20%
Six Star Cablevision Corp. 20%
100%
*Each individual owns 25% of Six Star Cablevision Corp.
Dr. Carl Galloway, President, Director and Stockholder, indicates
in the proposal that he is a resident of Los Angeles. He is in the
private practice of Internal Medicine and serves as the Assistant
Medical Director of Viewpark Community Hospital in Los Angeles.
Virgil Roberts, Secretary, Director and Stockholder, states in the
proposal that he is an attorney-at-law for the law firm of Manning,
Reynolds and Roberts and is responsible for representation of the
NAACP and numerous other community based organizations. He is
active in community activities, i.e., the Black Leadership Coalition,
member of the board of the Joint Center for Community Studies and
member of the board of the Beverly Hills Bar Association Scholarship
Foundation.
Howard Manning, Vice President, Director and Stockholder, states
the following background in the proposal. He is an
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for the law firm of Manning, Reynolds and Roberts, where he is
responsible for international law and business corporate law. He is a
member of the Board of Directors of the Black Business Association,
Member of the Board of Beverly Hills Bar Association Scholarship
Foundat ions, a member of Bradl ey' S Afri can Task Force, a member
of the Black Leadership Coalition and was appointed in January 1980,
by Governor Brown to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Board.
He a1so serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Trans Africa,
Town Hall West Advisory Board and is a mernber Jf the Los Angeles
Committee of Foreign Affairs.
Clinton E. Galloway, Treasurer, Director and Stockholder, states in
the proposal that he is a Certified Public Accountant and is em
ployed by the investment banking firm of Dean Witter Reynolds. He
is currently a licensed investment broker specializing in the areas
of tax advantaged investments. He is an active member in the
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Los Angeles
chapter of the California Society of Certified Public Accountants
and the National Association of Black Accountants.
Al Watson, Director and Stockholder, states in the proposal that he
owns the largest black-owned beef processing company in the country.
Roger H. Maggio, Executive Vice-President, Secretary, Director and
Stockholder, indicates in the proposal that he has been active in
the acquisition, financing and management of cable television sys
tems since 1975. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer
of Summa Group Ltd., a firm specializing in acquiring and providing
financihg and business participation in real estate, cable television
and entertainment industries. He is affiliated with the Arnerican
Society of Business and Management and the International Association
of Financial Planners.
Stewart C. Harris. (no information submitted)
Paul Skulsky, Treasurer, Director, Stockholder and Vice-President,
states in the proposal that he is a Certified Public Accountant,
certified in New York and New Jersey. In 1972, he became a princi
pal in the firm, Arlook, Shinder and Skulsky, P.A. He is a member
of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New York
State Society of Certified Public Accountants, New Jersey Society
of Certified Public Accountants, and the American Management Associ
ation.
Victor Sharar, Vice-President, Director and Shareholder, indicates
that he has been in the electronics field for thirty-four years and

lin cable television operations as a principal for twenty four years.
He is a pioneer in the cable industry having provided a 12 channe1
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system in 1960 and developed the world's first 20-channel system in
1967.
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d. Comparison of Personnel
The principals of eeCI are all experienced executives having served
ATC in various capacities from six to twelve years. Their company's
record of successful operations and growth under their leadership
;s evidence of their capacity to perform.
The officers and directors of eTr all have indicated success in
their various areas of expertise. With regard to the company's
technical expertise in the cable television industry the proposal
indicates that CTI. will utilize. through a management agreement.
the consulting firm of Smith Cooper Associates, Inc to manage
the operation of the system and will have available the management
resources of Buena Vista Telecommunic:ations, Inc.g.
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posal to have held either management, engineering or legal pos"tions .
with cable companies or regulatory commissions and that some have
supervised the construction, installation and maintenance of cable
plants. They will provide a variety of services to eTr including
general management, engineering. programming and related staff
. support.
Buena Vista Telecommunications, Inc (BVT) and its President and
Chief Executive Officer, Moctesuma Esparza, who is also a share
holder and a director for CTI, will be available to assist in the
management of CTI. BVT currently is the grantee of two cable
television systems which are under construction in Southern
California and recently has been recommended by the Board for a
franchise in the Boyle Heights area of the City.
SCCA's nine member joint venture board consists of five representa
tives of the majority partner Universal Cable Systems, Ltd., who are
all local businessmen representing various fields of expertise.
While all have indicated successful accomplishments in their various
fields they have no experience in cable television.
The four members Of the joint venture board representing the 40%
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e. Discussion of Personnel and Assignment of Points
The principals of all three appear to possess track records
of successful accomplishments in various business endeavors. The
Department realizes that a successful business record is an important
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asset for a company seeking to operate a cable television franchise
in the City of Los Angeles. The Department further realizes that
experience gained through the successful operation of a cable
television system or systems is likewise an asset.
The Department, therefore assigns the maximum points to the company
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with the most experienced team of managers, engineers and technicians,
CCCI. Four points are assigned to the other bidders whose personnel

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Summary of Points Assigned
Bidders Capacity to Perform
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Category CCCI cn SCCA
Ability to finance 5 3 5
Past Performance 5 2 3
Personnel 5 4 4
Total 15 9 12
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Discussion of Technical Proposal dnd Assignment of Points
1. System Design
a. System Design by Center City Cablevision Inc.
ccel's proposed cable plant consists of two interconnected communi
cations systems, a 112 channel capacity subscriber system and an in
stitutional network with a 54 channel capacity capability. Both
systems will be bidirectional with two-way capability activated
immediately.
The subscriber systems will utilize HRC technology and each will
have the capability of delivering 52 channels to the subscriber
and four channels for rexerse direction programming. The institu
tional system will consist of a single cable capable of 37 channels
forward and 17 channels for reverse direction transmission.
The institutional system will interconnect institutions to each
other as well as to the entire subscriber base. CCCl did not
provide location of the trunk line on the map as requested by the
clarification letter (see Appendix C-1) which would have shown the
extent of the proposed system. GCCl did, however, indicate in the
proposal a tentative listing and addresses of institutions to be
served. The list includes universities, museums, high schools,
junior high schools, elementary schools, L.A. Unified School Dis
trict facilities, police stations, fire stations, public library
branches and recreation centers. More institutions may be added
as the system is constructed.
The cable plant will be constructed around two hubs. Each hub site,
which will also be a headend site, will have two earth stations for
the reception of satellite services and directional antennas for
the reception of local broadcast stations. A heavy-duty, all
band search antenna will also be installed to back up the normal
antenna complement.
The hub sites have been tentatively located as shown on the map sub
mitted with the requested clarification information (See Appendix
C-l); one in the northern portion and another in the southern
portion of the frdnchise area (no a d ~ r e s s e s were given). The two
hub sites will be interconnected with an one-inch frequency modu
lated super trunk cable.
CCGI submitted a summary of its overall system specifications which
meet or exceed FGC minimum requirements. A listing of proposed
system components, certHied for 400 MHz operations where applicable,
was submitted.
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eeCI proposes to have battery operated standby power supplies
capable of up to four hours of standby operation.
eeGl has proposed several monitoring caoabilities, including status
monitoring of cable amplifiers. eeel also proposes to use TOCOM
III equipment to provide capability for home security alarm monitor
ing (fire. medical emergency. intrusion and assault). ceeI may
use ATC's TAC-l remote controlled, descrambling addressable con
vertor. Page 39 of the proposal describes the TAC-l convertor as
" a multi-faceted convertor which will allow the securing of
video and audio in designated television signals, preventing unau
thorized viewing. The TAC-l convertor is still being developed
by ATC.
An emergency alert system will be provided which will allow City
officials to override the audio of all channels carried to announce
news or civil defense messages of vital interest.
b. System Design by Community Telecommunications Inc.
CTr proposes two subscriber and one institutional cable. Each sub
scriber cable will provide 54 channels (50-4UO MHz) to the subscriber
and four (4) channels (5-30 MHz) for reverse programming to the
entire service area. One subscriber cable will be activated immedi
ately and the second when needed. The institutional cable will
provide 24 channels forward and 17 channels reverse which will
interconnect institutions in the service area.
The clarification of the bid information (See Appendix C-l) included
a map showing the tentative location of the headend and two additional
nub sites, the proposed trunk routes for both the SUbscriber system and
the institutional system and the microwave and redundant trunk route
from the headend to the other two hub sites. The map also included
trunklines extending outside the franchise area and into the
cities of Vernon and Huntington Park.
CTI indicates that they will install 400 MHz equipment on their sub
scriber system only if such equipment is deemed reliable by the time
construction is scheduled to commence. If for some reason such equip
ment is not ready for insertion into the system, CTr will provide for
400 MHz technology, including proper spacing of amplifiers, but will
instal I proven 330 MHz equipment which will be replaced as soon as
the 400 MHz equipment is available.
CTr proposes to utilize HRC equipment for improved signal quality and
proposes to provide direct microwave reception from the local Los
Angeles TV broadcasters with the consent of each broadcasting station.
An emergency alert system will be provided which will allow City
officials to override the audio of all channels carried to announce
news or civil defense messages of vital ihterest.
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eTI intends to install two lO-meter satellite-receiving dishes.
The site selected for satellite-receiving will provide sufficient
ground space for two additional lO-meter dishes.
Redundant power supply will be provided of each power source to
assure continuous service in the event of power outages. The
headend will likewise be protected by battery standby power and
will be further protected by a full gasoline or diesel generator.
crr will negotiate an agreement with TOCOM to provide the hardware
required to enable the company to offer intrusion, fire and health
emergency alarms integrated into the two-way cable communication of
the system.
CTr intends to provide automatic video testing of all video channels
by means of a calculator-computer supplied by Tektronics.
CTr supplied specifictions for their 400 MHz subscriber system
which meets or exceeds the FCC minimum requirements. Their proposed
specifications permit a maximum of 12 trunk amplifiers. T h ~ cable
wi 11 be of the "fused disk
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1/2 inch diameter for distribution.
The headend will be located on the campus of the University of
Southern California at the Davidson Conference Center Area.
c. System Design by South Central CATV Associates
SCCA has proposed a dual trunk subscriber system offering two 54
channel (400 MHz) cables to serve individual residential units and
a separate 37-channel (300 MHz) cable to serve institutions. The
two subscriber system cables will each be capable of returning four
channels to the headend. SCCA will activate one 54-channel subscri
ber cable initially and the second will be activated when needed
by adding the required electronics. Both subscriber systems will
utilize HRC technology.
The institutional cable will have the capacity for at least 24
channels forward and 13 return channels. SCCA indicated that their
institutional cable (B-Trunk) will be activated when required. SCCA
defines the extent of the institutional cable by indicating that
part of the subscriber system trunk cable will be shadowed with the
B-Trunk cable. They did not show the trunk route on the map re
quested in the City's i'1arch 25.1981 request for clarification of
bids (See Appendix C-1).
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SCCA has proposed to use Jerrold "System 400" trunk amplifiers but
reserves the right to substitute any equipment of other manufac
turers to keep pace with the current conditions.
All power supplies will have standby-power units to continue to
provide the required AC power in the event of local electrical
power failure in any section of the system.
SCCA proposes to furniSh, as an integral part of the signal pro
cessing system, an automatic communications alert device that
would allow preemption of the sound channel on all signals
processed. This device would permit appropriate City officials
or civil defense officials to oVerride the sound on all channels
being viewed to announce.impending disasters.
SCCA proposes to utilize a receive-only satellite earth station to
deliver distant commerical stations of interest. The station will
be located in Culver City with an AML linkup with hub sites in
South Central.
SCCA plans to use tne latest state of the art channel convertor.
The COnvertors being considered are wireless, (remote control)
addressable, connector-descrambler devices and are currently in
the process of engineering and design by several companies.
Specifications for active and passive devices were submitted in
the proposal which will meet or exceed all technical requirements
of the FCC, National Electrical Code, National Electrical Safety
Code, state and local codes and utility company codes and practices.
Their specifications call for a maximum of 12 trunk amplifiers in
cascade with 3/4 inch 00 trunk and 1/2 inch 00 distribution jacketed
flooded aerial cable.
The bid proposes a hub type system with separate hubs and distri
bution systems for each neighborhood. The clarifiction of the
bid, in response to the March 25, 1981 letter, Appendix C-1, indi
cates four hub receiving sites which will receive microwave Signal
from Culver City.
d. Comparison of System Design
All three bidders have proposed to construct a state of the art 400
MH7 subscriber service system utiliizing m o r ~ or less the same
performance specifications. Both CTI and SCCA propose to install a
second cable capable of providing an additional 54-channel subscriber
system and to activate that cable when required. eCCI proposes to
install a second 400 MHz cable system for immediate use. All
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systams proposed will provide for two-way capability utilizing an
equivalent four channels per cable reverse transmission.
It should be noted that while the bidders have proposed to install
equipment capable of sending 52 or 54 channels of video to the
subscribers, such equipment has not been fUlly tested in field
conditions which are comparable to the South Centra1 System and
there is some question as to whether or not the equipment will
perform up to its specifications.
Restrictions i ~ p o s e d by the Federal Communication Commission limits
the use of certain frequencies within the range used by the cable
television industry. The retrictions require that the cable indu
stry offset trye carriage of several channels to avoid Federal
Aviation Administration frequencies used for air traffic control
communications. It appears that the use of harmonic related carriers
(HRC) proposed may limit the ability to offset"the frequencies in
conflict with the FCC's restrictions.
Unless the FCC relaxes its restrictions it would appear that the
cable companies will be required to eliminate certain ,channels from
the 54 channels proposed in their bids or reduce the power to those
channels. The channels with reduced power, while not be suitable
for the carriage of video programming, could be used for data,
voice, security monitoring, etc., purposes.
In addition to the subscriber system all three bidders also propose
to provide an institutional cable system which will provide two-way
transmission between iocal institutions in the service area. Both
CeC! and eTr propose to activate the institutional cable immediately
and SCCA will activate it when needed.
The institutional cable proposed by CCCl will provide 37 channels
downstream with 17 reverse. CTl and SCCA propose an institutional
cable with 24 channels downstream and with 17 and 13 channels
reverse, respectively.
SCCA's bid proposal contains a definite conflict of terms. On page
64 it implies that the institutional trunks will be activated
immediately. However, on page 68 it state that the institutional
trunks will be acttvated when required. SCCA could have avoided
this conflict had it completed Form I (See Appendix C-2), which
required that the activation date for all service on the insti
tutional system be listed.
eTr!s bid proposes two satellite recelvlng antennas with room at
the site for two future antennas. eCCl intends to have two satel
lite receiving antennas at each of the two headend/hub sites for
CCCIls system. SCCA indicated that it would use tne one satellite
receiving antenna located in Culver City to serve the four hub
receiving sites by microwave.
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Form A, submitted by each bidder, shows a considerable difference
in the number of estimated plant miles. eccr, CiI and SCCA estimate
531, 800, and 760 plant miles respectively. None of the bidders
indicated the source of their estimated figures, however, the
estimates that there are 799 of city streets which
translates, by use of the industry1s standard factor (plant miles
equal approximately 85% of street miles) to 679 miles of plant. It
may be that the bidders used different estimates of street mileage
or different factors to derive their estimate of plant miles.
The design of the headend distribution system varies considerably
for each bidder. CCCI proposes to utilize two complete and separate
headend sites for reception and distribution of all signals. The
hubs wi.ll be interconnected by an one-inch frequency modulated
super trunk cable.
CTI proposes to construct a master headend site and interconnect
it with two separate hub sites via both a microwave link and a
redundant trunk line. 80th the master headend site and the two
hub sites will be used to distribute signals to specific portions
of the
SCCA proposes to utilize its master headend tower, located in Culver
City, for reception of all local and satellite signals and to micro
wave all of the signals to four hub sites located in selected areas
of the franchise. It1s not clear by the proposal if the hub sites
will have the capability to be interconnected via reverse direction
signals over the microwave system.
e. Summary of System Design Features
CCCI CTI SCCA
No. of headends 2 1 *
No. of hubsites 2 3** 4
No. of subscriber cables 2 2 2
Active immediately 2 .\.
1
1
Active when needed o 1 1
Institutional cable 1 1 1
Active immediately 1 1 o
Active when needed o a .\.
1
*[ocated outside Franchise area.
**Inc1udes headend.
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ceer err SCCA
Hub sites interconnected Yes Yes NA
Cable trunk Yes Yes NA
No Yes NA
Trunk lines shown on required No Yes No
maps (per Appendix C-l)
NA - Not answered in proposal.
f. Discussion of System Design and Assignment of Points
The Department has concluded that all three biders have submitted
proposals which are capable of providing state of the art service
to the residences of the South Central area. The overall system
designs proposed by each of the bidders are similar in many re
spects. All bidders have offered to provide:
a 400 MHz dual plant subscriber system with reverse direction
capabilities
the use of harmonic related technology (HRC) essential for 400
MHz systems
stand-by battery power supplies
emergency alert service which provides government officials over
ride capability to alert viewers of emergencies.
an institutional system which will provide an independent cable
system to serve the area's public and private institutions
satellite receiving antenna(s) for reception of satellite deli
vered services
Electronic devices that exceed all technical requirements of the
FCC.
The major differences in the design of the systems proposed are in
the plant configuration or location of the headends or hub sites
and the means the bidders proposed to interconnect the headends
and/or hubs to provide total service to the subscribers of the
franchise area.

The Department assigns five points to ccel's bid,because its pro
posal to construct two separate headends appears best capable of
providing the proposed 104 channels of service to the area.
The Department also assigns five points to CTr because of its pro
posal to use a total of three distribution points which will be
interconnected to the headend via both microwave and redundant
cable trunkline.
SCCA's proposal to locate the headend outside the franchise area and
to serve the four hubs via microwave is considered to be somewhat
less satisfactory than the other two proposals and is aSSigned four
points.
Points Assignea
eCCl - 5
CTr - 5
SCCA - 4
2. Service Procedure
a. Service Procedure by Center City Cablevision, Inc.
CCGI plans to hire persons residing locally and provide on-the-jOb
training. CCCI has an education policy to encourage advancement;
however, to meet the large volume of installations expected at
start of operations, eeCI may have to use contract personnel.
ccel listed priorities for their service response as follows:
1. A call involving loss of reception on all channels is dispatched
to the field immediately via two-way radio. If the "outage"
affects five or more customers, repairs are made immediately.
Outages involving less than five customers will be corrected
the same day received except if reported after 10:00 p.m., in
which case correction might be postponed to the following day.
In ~ o s t cases, all major outages are corrected in one hour or
less.
2. Calls involving degraded reception or single-Channel outages
are generally handled on the same business day if received
prior to 12:00 noon, but in all cases are handled no later
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than the following business day. (Generally, about"50 to 60
percent of all calls in this category are the results of tele
vision set problems or subscriber misunderstanding.)
Requests for repairs made after hours or on weekends are answered
by the system's answering service. Outage calls are referred
immediately to the standby technician for resolution in accordance
with (1) above. Calls involving degraded service are recorded by
the answering service and passed on to the office staff the next
business day. The staff will call the customer to schedule a
visit in accordance with (2) above.
Calls or letters involving complaints about billing and programming
will be handled immediately whenever possible. Written complaints
will be retained for one year, along with a summary answer.
All subscribers are given a user's manual, a channel guide, billing
information, fine tuning instruction, numbers to call should service
be required and answers to questions typically asked by subscribers.
b. Service Procedure by Community Telecommunications, Inc.
crr will employ its own labor force for installations and work under
the overall guidance of their engineering consultant, Smith Cooper
Associates, Inc.
CTl's business hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through
Friday. Dispatch service hours will be 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday and 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday, Sunday
and holidays. A telephone answering service experienced in cable TV,
will be employed at all other times. The answering service will
call service personnel which are on standby 24 hours per day, 365
days a year, whenever complaints are received.
Signal levels at the headend equipment will be monitored and re
corded daily. Service levels at main trunk monitoring points
will be checked and logged weekly.
Service call priorities are as follows:
1. Safety hazards Which affect persons or property will be corrected
immediately.
2. Outage affecting more than one subscriber will be responded to
immediately. Problems reported after midnight will be responded
to no later than 6:00 a.m.
3. A no-signal complaint affecting one subscriber will receive
immediate attention, provided a higher priority problem does
not exist. All such complaints will be resolved within 12
hours of receipt.
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4. Other problems not involving total loss of signal will be
corrected within 24 hours or at the convenience of the sub
scriber.
CTr will install a sophisticated on-line computer to manage
subscriber Dilling and customer information.
c. Service Procedure by South Central CATV Associates
SCCA listed priorities for their service response as follows:
1. A problem that poses a safety hazard or otherwise is likely to
cause property damage or bodily injury shall be fixed immedi
ately, regardless of time.
2. A problem that affects five or more customers will be repaired
immediately, except between the hours of 12:00 midnight and
6:00 a.m.
3. A problem that is caused by employees shall De fixed immediately,
except the hours of 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m.
4. Any problem affecting fewer than five customers will be responded
to within one working day.
Toll free telephone numbers and an automatic call director will be
used to provide 24-hour, 7-day-a-week response to all service calls.
Installations will be made as soon as practical after the request,
but not later than four working days.
A computer will be used to log in all service calls. Infonnat ion
logged in will include the date the call was received and the date
that the problem was resolved. The daily log will be compi 1ed by
the computer to provide a weekly report printout.
d. Comparison of Service Procedure
All bidders submitted similar relative to providing
customer service. The bids listed the priorities of service call
response and 24-hour, 365 day-a-year telephone response arrangements.
CeCl does not mention the use of a computer to manage subscriber
service, whereas CTr and SCCA propose computers to assist in sub
scriber service. CTr's bid proposal went into more detail on the
operation of the computer and subscriber data processing.
SCCA's bid proposal went into more detail on the day-to-daypreven
tive maintenance routine and described their maintenance procedure
for their microwave system, headend and distribution system.
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CTlis proposal indicated that their engineering staff, in consultation
with their consultant will make the initial test on the perfonnance
and it appears tllat the consultant dnd its equipment and staff will
be available to perform the routine daily dnd weekly testing of the
system. It is ~ o t clear as to how the consultant for eTlls system
will be called into action in the event of a !najor outage or whether
itls equipment will be readily available for CTIls engineer to use.
e. Discussion of Service Procedure and Assignment of Points
All bids are judged to be equal in this area.
Points Assigned
eeeI - 5
CTI - 5
SCCA - 5
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Summary of Points Assigned
Technical Proposal
Bi dder
Category ceCl CTI SCCA
System Design 5 5 4
Service Procedure 5 5 5
Tota 1 10 10
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BIDDABLE ITEMS PROPOSED BY CENTER CITY CABLEVISION. INC
.l.. ,Number of Public Access Channels: 21 Channels on a full or part time
basis. (Jriginal Did 20 channels on a full or part time basis.)
2. Number and Location of Access Studios: 25 studios with locations to
be given later. No specific addresses listed in proposal. (Original
bid 15 studios.)
3. Public Access Studio Equipment:
a. Community Programm'ing/Access Studio (1)
2 Philips Video 80 Color Camera System w/ccu. tubes, lens
3 Philips Camera Cable (30 meters)
1 Philips Video 80 Color Telecine Camera w/lens &tubes
1 Laird Multiplexer
2 Laird Camera Projection Stand
1 Laird Dual Drum Lap. Diss Slide Projector
2 Eastman 16mm Projector
2 Control Module
1 Dual Remote Control f/2M6TV
1 Multiplexer Control
1 Sony VTR Play/Record/Edit
1 Sony VT Player Feeder w/edit interface
1 Sony Auto Edit Control
2 Sony VTR Play/Record
2 ITE Tripod (Trolly)
2 ITE Cam Head
6 Dynair Video DA
1 Videotek Engineering Color Monitor
1 Videotek Color Monitor
5 Setchel-Carlson B&W Moitor (Dual)
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1 JVC Color Studio ~ ~ o n i t o r Receiver
1 Sony Color Monitor
1 Panasonic Triple B&W Monitor
1 CVS Time Base Corrector
1 Tektronix Sync Generator
3 Dynair Pulse DA
6 Dynair 6xl Vertical Switcher
1 Tektronix 528 Waveform Monitor
1 Tektornix Vector Scope
1 Audio Console/BE
1 Sennheiser Shotgun Mic
1 BE Audio Cart Recorder
4 Sony Microphone LAV
6 EV Microphone
1 Laird Character Generator Keyboard 8-page Memory
1 CDL Switcher w/special effects
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1 Bud Equipment Console
3 Rack Panel for DA
10 Kliegl Key Lights
10 Kliegl Base Lights
10 Kliegl Fill Lights
10 Key Lamps
10 Base Lamps
10 Fi 11 Lamps
1 Sony 3/4" Portable Cassette Recorder
1 Sony Color Portable Camera
1 Sony LAV Microphone
2 Sony Battery Pack
1 Sony AC Adapter
1 Sony Battery Case
1 Sony Battery Charger
4 Altas Floor Mic Stands
4 Altas Desk Mic Stands
b. Community Television Access Studio (2)
2 Sony Color Camera
2 Sony Camera Cable
2 ITE Tripod/Head
2 ITE Trolly
3 Sigma Video DA
1 Sigma Frame
1 Sony Multi Disti.
3 Panasonic B&W Moitors
1 Panasonic SAW Monitor
1 Sony Color Monitor
1 CVS Time Base Corrector
1 Tektronix Sync Generator
1 Tektronix Waveform Monitor
1 Tektronix Vector Scope
1 Sony 8 Ch. Audio Mixer
1 Spotmaster Audio Cart
2 Sony Microphone
4 Electrovice Microphone
1 Laird Character Generator
1 Sony Switcher
1 Emcor 2 Bay Console
1 Sony VTR
1 Sony VTR
3 Panasonic Switcher
2 50 AC Power Cable
1 Spotmaster Clock
1 Sony Color Monitor
1 Sony VTR Play/Record/Edit
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1 Sony VT Player Feeder w/edit
1 Sony 3/4" Portable Cassette Recorder
1 Sony Color Portable Color Cdmera
2 Sony Battery
1 Sony AC Adapter
1 Sony Battery Charger
6 Kliegl Key Lights w/iamps
6 Kliegl Base Lights w/lamps
6 Kliegl Fill Lights w/lamps
1 Laird Multiplexer
1 Laird Dual Drum Slide Projector
2 Laird Projector Shelves
1 Laird Camera/Projector Stand
,
... Eastman 16mm Projector
1 Laird Remote Control
1 Laird Remote Control
1 Laird Remote Adapter
1 Laird Lens Extender Kit
1 Laird Rack Frame
1 Laird Multiplexer Remote
1 Sony Camera_ ....
1 Sony Camera Power Control
1 Sony Camera Cable
c. FM Radio Access Studio
1 Micro-Trak S System Studio to include: Console Desk, Six Channel
Stereo Audio Console Stereo Preamp, Tone Arms, Phone Cartridges
2 Stanton Stylus
1 Micro-Trak Single Bay Cabinet
2 BE Ca rt Recorder
1 Revox Rell-to-Rell Recorder
2 Sony Aduio SpeaKer
1 Micro-Trak Audio Distribution Amp
5 Electrovice Microphone
1 Lot Misc. Mic-Cable, Stands, etc.
1 Shure Mixer (Audio)
d. Mobile Access Unit
3 Philips Video 80 Color Camera System w/ccu, tubes, lens
6 Philips Camera Cable (50 meters)
1 Sony VTR Play/Record/Edit
1 Sony VT Player Feeder w/edit interface
1 Sony Auto Edit Control
1 Sony VTR Play/Record
3 ITE Tripod (Trolly)
3 ITE Cam Head
6 Dynair Video DA
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1 Videotek Engineering Color Monitor
1 Videotek Color Monitor
5 Setchel-Carlson B&W Monitor (Dual)
1 Sony Color Monitor
1 Panasonic Triple B&W Monitor
1 CVS Time Base Corrector
1 Tektronix Sync Generator
3 Dynair Pulse DA
6 Oynair oxl Vertical Switcher
1 Tektronix Waveform Monitor
1 Tektronix Vector Scope
1 Sennheiser Shotgun Mic
1 BE Audio Cart Recorder
4 Sony Microphone LAV
6 EV Microphone
1 Laird Character Generator Keyboard 8-page Memory
1 COL Switcher w/special effects
3 Rack Panel for DA
1 Spotmaster Clock
1 Imperial Machine System Inc. Burglar Alarm
1 SA Modulator
3 SA Low Output Convertor
3 SA Switch
1 Sony 8 Ch. Audio Mixer
1 Emcor 2 Bay Console
3 Smith Victor Lighting Kit
12 50' AC Power Cable
1 Superior Elect. Voltage Regulator
1 Wall Phone
2 Hanney Reel
2 Anv; 1 Case
1 Chevrolet Cube Van
e. Portable Video Origination Module (20)
1 Shure Audio Mixer
1 Sony Portable Color Camera
1 Sony Color Monitor
1 Anvil Case
1 ITE Tripod/Head
1 ITE Do lly
1 Sony Camera Cable
1 Sony Sync Adaptor
4 Electro Voice Mic
4 Sony Vic
1 Smith-Victor Lighting Kit
1 SA Modulator/Output Converter/Switch
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4. Number of Government Access Channels: B channels.- (Origirial bid at
least 5 full channels and all other access channels open for government
use.)
5. Local Programming:
a. Broadcast Television Signals (18)
KNXT-2 (CBS) Los Angeles
KNBC-4 (NBC) Los Angeles
KTLA-5 (Independent) Los Angeles
KABC-7 (ABC) Los Angeles
KHJ-9 (Independent) Los Angeles
KTTV-ll (Independent) Los Angeles
KCOP-13 (lndependent) Los Angeles
KSCI-18 (Independent) San Bernardino
KOCE-50 (ETV) Huntington Beach
KTBN-40 (TBN) Fontana
KWHY-22 (Independent/STV) Los Angeles
KVCR-24 (ETV) San Bernardino
KBSA-46 (Independent) Riverside
KCET-28 (ETV) Los Angeles
KLCS-58 (ETV) Los Angeles
KHOF-30 (Independent) San Bernardino
KBSC-52 (Independent/STV) Corona
KMEX-34 (SIN) Los Angeles
b. Imported Broadcast Television Signals (2)
WTBS-17 (Independent) Atlanta
WOR- 9 (Independent) New York
c. Satellite Services (16)
New Prime Time
Madison Square Garden Sports
Thursday Night Baseball
Calliope
C-SPAN
Black Entertainment Television
Nickelodeon
Cable News Network
Entertainment and Sports Programming Network
Appalachian Community Service Network
Satellite Programming Network
Modern Satellite Network
Christian Broadcasting Network
People That Love
NCN
TCS Sports
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d. Automated Services (il.)
Consumer Shopping Guide
Community Job Bank
Spanish Language Newswire
Color Weather Radar
e. Access Services (25) *
Community Access
Children
1
s Access Programming
Community Message Access
Government Access
Pub 1 i c Access
Community Radio Access
Consumer Access
Spanish Radio Access
Local Access
Educational Access
Leased Access
Religious Access
Pacific Telecommunications Access
Community Economic Development Access
f. Pay Television Options (5)**
Home Box Office
Family Premium Service
e Channel
Z Channel
*wifh up to 20 channels designated for access at ini ial system operation,
programming offered by Center City to subscribers w 11 include more than
70 full-time and part-time cable services.
With the bid increase of access channels the programming offered to sub
scribers will include " more than 75 full-time and part-time services to
sUDscribers."
**Proposal states 5 pay TV options, however listing of pay TV services show
4 pay options.
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g. Special Services (8)
Local Origination
Environmental Alert
Emergency Alert
Safe Life Security
Handicapped Programming
Religious Programming (Satellite Services)
Teletext - Reuters Information Distribution
and Retrieval
Prime Time School Television
h. Future Servi ces (3)
Play Cable
*Energy
*Utility Meter Reading
6. System Capacity:
166 Channels as follows:.
Subscriber Service 1
52 television channels or a combination of video, FM radio or
data signals to subscribers
4 television channels or a combination of video and data
signals from subscribers
Subscriber Service 2
52 television channels or a combination of video, FM radio or
data signals to subscribers
4 television channels or a combination of video and data
signals from subscribers
Institutional Service
37 Channels forward
17 Channels reverse
*These serv ces added in the bi d increase of programmi ng.
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7. Schedul e of Construct i on:
Fifteen months from date of receipt of all required permits and licenses.
(Original bid total completion in 30th month after award of franchise
and receipt of all permits and licenses.)
8. Other Considerations of Public Benefit:
1. Franchi se fee prepayment of $500,000.
2. Free subscriber installation for a charter period.
3. Programmig internships
4. Financial assitance to community programming. $50,000 or 1% of
total revenues for 5 years to proposed Communtiy Advisory Board.
5. Creation of programming advisory board.
6. Television sets to all schools in the franchise area.
7. Fifteen $1,000 communications scholarships.
8. Burglar, fire alarm and smoke detection services.
9. Access instruct i on.
10. 24-hour programming.
11. Institutional network.
12. Corporate construction back-up.
13. Two-way split screen capability.
14. Access Channels designated to assist minorities in developing in
developing individual businesses while providing minority programming.
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BIDDABLE ITEMS PROPOSED BY COMMUNTIY TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
1. Number of Public Access Channels: 10 channels totally dedicated.
(Original bid 7 channels totally dedicated)
2. Number and Location of Access Studios: 60 studios as follows (Original
bid 16 studios):
a-b. Principal Studio Location
Figueroa Street/Vernon Avenue area
Local Origination/Public Access (TV), Public Access (Radio) +
Radio Control Room
c. Mobile Studio (Roving) (1 committed)
(Inter-Community Production Facility)
d-e. E.N.G. (Electronic News Gathering Facility) (Roving) (2 committed)
f-g. Secondary Studio (Public Access - TV &Radio)
Santa Barbara Avenue/Western Avenue area
Mobile Studio Van availability
h-i. Secondary Studio (Public Access - TV & Radio)
Imperial Highway/Figueroa Street area
Mobile Studio Van availability
j-k. Secondary Studio (Public Access - TV &Radio)
Adams Boulevard &Vermont Avenue area
Mobile Studio Van availability
l-m. Secondary Studio (Public Access - TV &Radio)
Crenshaw Boulevard/Slauson Avenue area
Mobile Studio availability
n. L.A. Soutnwest College
1600 W. Imperial Hignway
College-owned video facility
(1 color studio) Mobile Studio Van Availability
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o-s. Uni-versity 0f Southern California (U.S.C.)
Davidson Conference Center
3415 South Figueroa Street
University-owned video facility
(1 cOlor studio, 4 black &white studios)
Mobile Studio Van Availability
t. Educational Access:
Manual Arts High S(hool (Portable Studio)
(Offer made subject to acceptance)
4131 South Vermont Avenue
Studio Pick-Up Location
u. Educational Access:
Crenshaw High School (Portable Studio)
(Offer made subject to acceptance)
5010 11th Avenue
Studio Pick-Up Location
v. Hoover Recreation Center
1010 West 25th Street
Studio Pick-Up Location Portable Studio
w. Van Ness Park &Recreation Center
5720 Second Avenue Studio
Pick-Up Location
Portable Studio
x. Mark Twain Public Library (Branch)
9621 South Figueroa Street
Studio Pick-Up Location
Portable Studio
y. Hyde Park Public Library (Branch)
6527 Crenshaw Boulevard
Studio Pick-Up Location
Portable Studio
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z. Dublic Access Radi0 Studio/Control-Room
Vicinity of 103rd Street/Compton Avenue
aa. Portable Studio (TV)
Vicinity of 103rd Street/Compton Avenue
bb. Public Access Radio Studio/Control Room
Vicinity of 103rd Street/Wilmington Avenue
cc. Portable Studio (TV)
Vicinity of 103rd Street/Wilmington Avenue
dd. Public Access Radio Studio/Control Room
Crenshaw Boulevard/Santa Barbara Area
ee. Southpark Recreation Center
345 E. 51st Street
Studio Pick-Up Location
Portable Studio
ff. Exposition Park Recreation Center
3990 South Menlo Street
Studio Pick-Up Location
Portable Studio
gg. Manchester Recreaton Center
8800 South Hoover Street
Studio Pick-Up Location
Portable Studio
hh. Portable Studio (TV)
Crenshaw Boulevard/Santa Barbara Area
ii. Public Access Radio Studio/Control Room
Artesia Boulevard/Vermont Avenue area
jj. Portable Studio (TV)
Artesia Boulevard/Vermont Avenue area
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kk. Publ ic Access ~ a d i I) Studio/Control Room
Vicinity of Figueroa Street/Gardena Boulevard
11. Portable Studio (TV)
Vicinity of Figueroa Street/Gardena Boulevard
mm. Portable Studio (TV)
Alondra Boulevard/Figueroa Street area
nn. Portable Studio (TV)
Vicinity of Vermont Avenue/Laconia Street
00. PortaDle Studio (TV)
Vicinity of Imperial Highway/Main Street
pp. Portable Studio (TV)
Vicinity of Orchard Street/92nd Street
qq. Portable Studio (TV)
Vicinity of Century Boulevard/Me Kinley Avenue
rr. Portable Studio (TV)
Vicinity of Miramonte Boulevard/Firestone Boulevard
55. Portable Studio (TV)
Vicinity of Vermont Avenue/75th Street
tt. Portable Studio (TV)
Vicinity of Hooper Street/64th Street
uu. Portable Studio (TV)
Vicinity of 54th Street/Broadway
vv. Portable Studio (TV)
Vicinity of Jefferson Boulevard/Trinity Street
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ww. Portable Studio (TV)
Vicinity of McKinley Avenue/Vernon Avenue
xx. Portab 1 e Stud i 0 (T'J)
Vicinity of 60th Street/Figueroa Street
yy. Portable Studio (TV)
Vicinity of Manchester Boulevard/Andrews Place
zz. Portable Studio (TV)
Vicinity of Western Avenue/Slauson Avenue
aaa. Portable Studio (TV)
Vicinity of Adams Boulevard/Normandie Avenue
bbb. Portable Studio (TV)
Vicinity of Santa Barbara Avenue/Van Ness Avenue
ccc. Portable Studio (TV)
Vicinity of Santa Barbara Avenue/Rodeo Road
ddd. Portable Studio (TV)
Vicinity of 60th Street/Edgemar Avenue
eee. Portable Studio (TV)
Vicinity of 47th Street/Normandie Avenue
fff. Portable Studio (TV)
Vicinity of Washington Avenue/Central Avenue
99g. Portable Studio (TV)
Vicinity of San Pedro Street/Gage Avenue
hhh. Portable Studio (TV)
Vicinity of 39th Street/Grayburn Street
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..-. Public Access Studio
a. Prinicpal Community Access Studio (Local Origination) &Control Room
Equipment (1)
3 Hitachi FP 1020 Color Cameras
1 Ampex Switcher or similar type
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2 Sony format VTR's loaded (i.e., slowmo, still frame, etc.) with
edit console &T.B.C.
1. Production Audio Board - Toscam or Equivalent
2. Sony Edit Console (Can be sued to edit up or down from
machine)
1 Telecine Chain using FP 1020 for the camera
1 Dimmer Panel with 12 dimmers
1 Complete Studio Light package less wiring
3 Dua I 9" monitors
1 Tektronix 650A monitor
2 Tektronix 528W
1 Tektronix 1420 Vector Scope Dual trace test scope Tektronix 4555A2B2
1 HP digital VO meter
1 Set Tool s
1 Titler 3M or Video Data
8 Misc. Microphones
3 Cameras Pedestals'Counter Balance
3 Vinten Heads 9,000 or ITE
1
... Sync. Gen. and Color Bdr Generator Tektronix
Misc. Video and Audio distribution amps, Ampex or Equivalent
Misc. hardware, cable connectors, etc.
1 Time Base Corrector for 3/4" format
1 Sony 12" RCM for cable line monitor
1 Console for production
3 Racks (equipment)
b. Public Access Studio &Control Room (5)
1 JVC 400 color camera
1 JVC 8,500 VCR
1 Light Kit
1 Mixer (Shure M67)
1 Sony 12" Monitor
1 Audlo monitor pkg.
2 Misc. connectors and cables
1
... Rack
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c. Community Access Radio Studio/Control Room (10)
1 Spotmaster Rec/Play Cart
2 Technics T/Tables
1 Audio Board
1 Audio Board
1 Monitor System
1 Sony Cassette Rec/P1ay
Misc. Cables, connectors, headsets. etc.
d. Community Access Editing Suite (1)
1 BV4 Editing System
2 9" B & W Monitors
1 TBC
1 12" Color Monitors
1 Audi 0 Board
1 Cassette Play/Rec
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e. South Central Los Angeles Printed Word Communications
1 400 Page Character generator
f. Mobile Studio (1)
1 Hitachi FP 1020 Cameras
2 Tripods, Heads & Dollies
1 Triple B&W Monitor
1 Tektronix Sync &Color Bar Generator
1 Production Switcher
1 Tektronix 528 WFM
1 Audio Board Shure SR 101
6 Microphones
1 Sony Cassette prayer/Recorder
1 Sony 12" Color Monitor PVM 1211
1 Sony BVU 100 Recorder
1 Video &Audio D.A.S.
1 Generator (ONAN 4.5)
1 Lighting Kit
1 Character Generator
1 B&W Monitor
3 Console Racks
1 Maxivan with modifications like CCTV unit
Misc. cables, connectors, etc.
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g. Electronic News Gathering Mobile Unit (2)
1 Hitachi FP 1020
1 JVC 4400
1 Lighting :<it
1 Battery Belt
2 i ~ i crophones
Misc. Hardware. headsets, etc.
1 Tripod, head & Dolly
1 Volkswagen Rabbit (or similar vehicle)
h. Mini Mobile Production Unit (41)
1 JVC 4400 Camera
1 JVC 4400 VCR
1 Mi c rophone
1 Batery Belt
1 Tripod, dolly &head
j ~ i s c . hardware
1 Mini 1 ight kit
4. Number of Government ~ c c e s s Channels: 10 channels upon activation of
Subscriber Service 1. (Original bid 6 channels with Subscriber Service 1)
5. Local Programming:
KNXT Los Angeles CBS
KNBC Los Angeles NBC
KTLA Los Angeles Independent
KABC Los Angeles ABC
KHJ Los Ange 1 es Independent
KTTV Los Angeles Independent
KCOP Los Angeles Independent
KSCI San Bernardi no Independent
KWHY Los Angeles Independent (STV)
KVCR San Bernardino Educational/PBS
KMEX Los Angeles Independent
KTBN Fontana-Los Angeles Trinity Broadcasting Net
KOCE Huntington Beach Educational/P'3S
KBSC Corona-Los Angeles Independent
KLCS Los Angeles EducationaljDSS
KCET Los Angeles Educational/PBS
KHOF San Bernardi no Christian Broadcasting
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Public Access Channel #1
Public Access Channe1#2
Public Access Channel #3
Public Access Channel #4
Public Access Channel #5
Public Access Channel #6
Public Access Channel #7
Educational Access Channel #1
Educational Access Channel #2
Municipal Government Channel #1 - City of Los Angeles
Municipal Government Channel #2 (City of Los Angeles)
Municipal Government Channel #3 (L.A. F i r e ~ Police, CPR)
Municipal Government Channel #4 (L.A. Fire, Police)
Municipal Government Channel #5 (L.A. City Library Bulletin Board)
Municipal Government Channel #6 (L.A. City Library Information - Retrieval
System)
Consumer FactbooK Information Exchange Channel
Computer Hobby Interaction Channel
Computer TV Games Channel (El ectronic Games)
Classified Ads Channel (Swap & Shop)
Commuter Ri de Sha ri ng Channel Info rrnat ion
C-Span (U.S. House of Representatives, Live Coverage)
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government over-ride capability for emergency announcements
Coverage on request of Los Angeles City council of selected meetings
Local Origination Channel (South Central L.A.-6)
South Central Los Angeles International Film Festival Channel
Children's TV Guide Channel
Regular TV Guide Channel
Environmental Report/Solar Index, Smog Report &Earthquake Activities
U.S.C. Access
Distant TV Station: KTVU-Oakland
Distant TV Station: KTBS-Atlanta
Distant TV Station: WGN-Chicago
Distant TV Station: WaR-New York
Pay TV: Home Box Office or Showtime or warner's Movie Channel
Pay TV: Mini-Service; i.e., Take Two, Front Row, Home Theater Network
Pay TV: Galavision (Spanish language) (Spanish ~ o v i e &Sports)
Pay TV: As; an 1anguage servi ce
Pay TV: Z-Channel
Appalachian Community Service Network
Senior Citizens Satellite Network
(America Satellite Network)
Children's Homework Channel
Public Affairs Forum: Debates from the American Enterprise Institute of
Washington, D.C. &from the Center for the Study of Demociatic Institutions,
Santa Barbara, CA
Madison Square Garden Sports
ESPN (Entertainment &Sports Network)
NBA Game of the Week
Thursday Night Baseball
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Cnristian Broadcasting Network
Public Lease Channel
PTL (Praise The Lord) Network
JPI News
AP News
Closed Caption Corporation for PBS, ABC, CBS, NBC channels for persons
with impaired hearing
Medical &Health-Care Channel (For doctors, nurses and health profession.)
Movie &Entertainment Listing Channel
Burglar Alarm Service S m o k e . ~ Fire Alarm Service
Medir.al Emergency Alert Service
Interactive Data Retrieval System (using Reuters Data base)
Institutional Network
"English Channel" (Program Service)
SPN - Satellite Program NetworK Service
Reuters News
Independent Cinema Artists-Producers (rCAP) Program Listing
Modern Talking Picture Service Network
Employment Opportunities Information channel (Help Wanted Channel)
Nickelodeon
CallioDe
SIN (KMEX-TV, Channel 34, Los Angeles)
Local News, Weather &Sports
Reuters Financial Services (Stock Market)
wFMT-FM, Chicago; (Satellite) Stereo FM Reception
FM programming
L.A. County Museum Access
Los Angeles Parks &Recreation Department Access
Pepperdine University Access
Southwestern University Access
California Museum of Science 3 Industry Access
Black Entertainment NetworK
NCAA Sports
"Sinocast" Chinese (Asian) Movie
Robert Chen's Chinese (Asian) Entertainment
Spanish language movie/entertainment/Local programming Exchange
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6. System Capacity:
*157 cnannels as follows (Original aid was Subscriber Service 1 and
Institutional Service for 95 channels):
Subscriber Service 1
52 video channels to subscribers
2 data channels to subscribers
4 video channels from subscribers
Subscriber Service 2 (same as Subscriber Service 1, but activated when
needed)
52 video channels to subscribers
2 data channels to subscribers
4 video channels from subscribers
Institutional Service
24 video channels forward
13 video channels reverse
*Increase in bidProposal included tne follmving note:
Finally, eTr is aware that the Tocom Corporation of Dallas, Texas, will
introduce a new cable television technology at the 1980 National Cable
Television Association convention in mid-May, 1980. This technology will
enable cable TV to offer subscribers 55 Channels of TV plus 55 more channels
of "teletext" information per trunKline. If eTI, after investigating the
feasibility of this very modern digital concept for communications deter
mines that the technical quality of the proposed electronic equipment is
secure and stable. will proceed to install the Tocom equipment (or like
equipment) in South Central Los Angeles. Thus, eTI would be able to
double tne capacity of the south Central Los Angeles system by increasing
the total available Channels to approximately 330 aifferent and distinct
cable television channels, compared to the CTr proposal-application docu
ments.
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7. Schedule of Construction:
Twenty months from date of receipt of all required permits and
licenses. (Original bid total completion in 24 months afterward of
franchise and receipt of all permits and licenses.)
8. Other Considerations of Public Benefit (Summarized):
1. $500,000 prepayment of franchise fee.
2. Solid funding commitments, and no prior cable television commitments.
3. Professional operating personnel to be selected by professional
management personnel.
4. Local minority ownersship.
5. Local origination combined with meaningful government, public and
education access availability.
6. Reputable err shareholders.
7. Active participation in franchise by CTr principles.
8. Local programming and services including the following:
a. 5 pay TV channel s,
b. A.P. and U.P.1. news,
c. '111 local and distant channels clear and sharp,
d. consumer factbook information exchange,
e. classified ads and help wanted listings,
f. 10cal origination channel by err,
g. South Central Los Angeles International Festival channel ,
h. Black Entertainment Network, 2 Asian language,
i. T.V. guide listings for adults and children,
j. local office in South Central Los Angeles,
k. Spanish language translation in business office transactions,
1. telephone answering 24 hours per day,
m. non-profit foundation for local programming will be supported
by crr with 2% of the gross for the first 3 years of operations,
n. CTr will contribute 50 per subscriber per year to statewide
non-profit organization to benefit California cable TV subscribers,
o. designated library branches will be equiped with keyboards to
receive community, government and library events,
p. South Central Los Angeles residents can call in for referra1s
about mental health clinics, suicide prevention agencies,
housing complaints, hotlines, etc.,
q. provide interconnect with other City cable systems,
r. 2 additional pay TV channels will be offered,
s. no deposit on convertors,
t. monthly entertainment guides free of charge for each optional
premium service subscribed for,
u. additional fire and burglar alarm service, medical alert availability,
v. maintain franchise system 365 days a year,
w. CTr will give the City of Los Angeles a charater generator and
interconnect to South Central Los Angeles system,
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x. special handling of subscriber calls,
y. emergency overi de for the City of ~ o s Angel es,
z. free residential FM service to subscribers,
aa. channel 12 to sen; or ci ti zens at reduced rate, and
bb. ownership of CTr by community based organizations.
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2 Pepperdine University Los Angeles
(:) School of Business
(1; School of Education
(23) University of Southern California
(18) Davidson Conference Center
(5) School of Engineering
1) Shrine Auditorium
1) Angeles Arena
1) Van Recreation center
1) Watts Senior Citizen Center
1) Mount Saint Mary's College
1) l09th Street Recreation Center
1) Green Meadows Recreation Center
1) Rosecrans Recreation Center
1) rlei ghborhood Center
1) Los Angeles Coliseum
b. Radio (8)
(3 ) Los Angeles Trade Tech
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(4) University of Southern
3. Public Access Studio Equipment:
studios
California
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Color Camera 10- Zoom Lenses

Racks (Various)
Fi1 m C h ai n - 32 rftt1
Film Chai n - 16 r'lt'l
Ch1in - 8
Video Distribution Amps
Pluse Distribution J\mps
Sync Generators
Color Bar Generator
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campus stuoios:
studiqs
studios
2 Audio Patch Bays
2 Video Patch Bays
1 Engineering Switcher
2 NTSC Vectorscope
5 Waveform Monitors
20 9" 8 &W Monitors
2 12" Color Monitors
60 Lighting Systems and Controls
4- Audio
10 Audio Monitor/Amplifiers
10 Character Generators
50 Microphones
20 Audio Records
6 Intercom Systems
2 Inte<rcom Systems
2 Production Audio Boards
12 Light Control Panels
1 Complete Test Equipment Package/Scopes/Etc.
6 Complete Sets of Tools
20 VTR I s
4 Time Correctors
1 Edit Controller
4 va Meters
1 Titler
1 Special Effects Generator, Misc. Hardware, Cable Connectors, Etc.
6 Production Consoles
4. Number of Government Access Channels: 10 plus more as warranted.
5. Local Programming:
a. Video
Al1 available "Superstations" from around the world which government
permits us to carry. Present1y these include:
WOR - New York
WPIX - New York
WTBS - Atlanta
- Chi cago
KTVU - Oakland
WS8K - Boston
Pay TV channels including:
Century Fox
Home Box Offlce
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Showtime Front Row
Z Channel
Tne Movie Channel (Warner/Amex)
Galavision
First run movies in basic service.
Las Vegas Entertainment Network - Nine hours per day directly from
Las Vegas by satellite.
Entertainment and Sports (ESPN).
Forum - Presently arrangement with The Forum.
Black Entertainment Network - Exceptional programs especially for
blacks.
Madison Square Garden Sports - From NewYork.
Cable News Network - 24 hour live news from Atlanta.
SBC in America - Excellent foreign programming.
C-SPAN - Live congressional coverage.
Nickelodean - Non - commercial, non-cartoon childrens programs.
Calliope -Children's programs.
Government Access Channels (10).
Public Access Channels (10).
Spanish International Network - Spanish sports and entertainment
programming from Mexico City.
Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) - Religious.
People That Love (PTL) - Religious.
Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) - Religious.
Associated Press (AP). Reuters, United Press International (UPI)
News.
Catholic Television Network - (2 Channels).
University of Southern California Interactive Television Programming
from Davidson Conference Center - Four channels for community
support, courses in engineering, medicine and personal development,
etc.
Asian American Channel.
Local News, Weather and Sports.
Electronic Games.
Financial/Stock Market Channel.
Community Network - Non-commercial channel featuring college
credit. general health, and other programs.
T.V. Guide Channel - A current electronic listing of all cable pro
gramming.
Ne\v Cinemeria Network "Prime Time" - A. new cable network offering
programming for the "over 50" age group.
American Education Television net'I"Iork - Provides credit and non ...
credit professional update courses for a wide range of skills
including nurses, doctors, dieticians, attorneys, realtors,
technicians, librarians, government administrators and police
and fire officials.
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Satellite Program Network ~ Non-commercial financial, sports,
exercise, music, documentary, interview and 'domen's programs
plus movies.
The Modern Satellite Network - Five hours each day of entertaining
and educational programming.
Special Language Channels - Featuring the most popular local televi
sion shows (in their original languages) from home and nations
of residents of the franchise area.
Racing from Ascot Speedway.
TV Guide - Childrens
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Program Schedule.
TV Guide ~ Sports Program Schedule.
TV Guide - Public Service Program Schedule.
TV Guide - Educational Programming Schedule.
Smog Alert and Other Local Information.
, Transportation Channel - Airport, bus, train, and traffic infor
mation.
Envi ronmenta 1 i nformat i on.
Senior Citizen Local Channel - Includes information on local events,
programs from local Senior Citizens Centers, interview with local
Seniors about local problems.
OH,upational and Vocational Training Programming - by special Six
Star arrangement from L.A. Trade Tech, USC, Harbor College,
Harbor Occupational Center, L.A. City College, Pepperdine, etc.
Medical Update Courses for Doctors - These are in addition to those
already mentioned.
Commuter Computer Ride Exchange Information.
YMCA - Working with Six Star, the "Y" will carryon our cable systems
special separate fitness programs especially designed for seniors,
couples. young children and the handicapped.
Solar Index.
Los Angeles Film Festival.
Computer Hobbist.
Energy Information - For details on availability of gasoline, etc.
Braille Institute Programming.
Civil Defense Channel - Shelter location, etc.
Community Message Board.
Real Estate Channel - Providing available rental housing location
information, property for sale, hotels with space available during
unusual periods (such as during the 1984 Olympic Games).
Programming from American Zoetrope - The new Hol1ywood production
studio and private performing arts high school.
Cl assi fi ed Ads.
Stop and Shop.
Help Wanted.
Personnel Avail abil ity.
Camping Information.
Tide Tables.
Ski Conditions.
Pilot, Boating and Skiing Weather.
Fishing News.
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Talkback to Your Cable Company - A weekly live program al lowing
customers to exchange views with a major officer of our cable
company.
Educational Information Channel - Listings of all school board and
PTA meetings, open hourses, lectures, fund raisers, athletic
schedules, etc. .
Municipal Sports Information - Available times at golf courses,
tennis courts, etc. plus complete listings of all facilities in
the area and the appropriate phone numbers to use for making
reservat ions.
Public Service Programming - Library of Congress material; audio
visual material from ali departments of the U.S. government.
Fire/Police/Paramedic Training/Films.
Animal Shelters - Daily visual updates of the animals available at
various shelters.
Continuing Educations Courses from USC - Includes interconnection
with Departments of Cinema, Theatre Arts, Engineering and the USE
Gerontology Center.
Day Care Center Information Service - Complete listings of day care
facilities, locations, costs, qualifications of personnel, number
of children etc.
Nursing Home Information Service.
Free Clinic Information Service.
Recreation Center Information Service.
Theatre Listings - Prices, times, etc., for movies, plays, musical
entertainment etc.
Restaurant listings - Complete information of all restaurants in
area, specialties, prices, and evaluations.
Ticket Information - Listings of all the various attractions in the
cities for which tickets must be purchased in advance. We will be
working with the various ticket agencies and arenas to provide com
plete information of current and coming attractions.
Lost and Found - Daily listing of the various stolen items held by
the City police department, plus items recovered by individual
citizens.
Public Events Information Service - Listings of lectures, fund
raising drives, openings at art galleries and museums, women's
activities, ribbon cutting ceremonies, catch-all for activities
in the greater Los Angeles area.
The Auction Block - lists everything from housing foreclosures to
art aucti ons, peri odi c automobil e aU,cti ons conducted by the
ci ty, etc.
Helpline/"Mr. Fix - It" - Plumbing services, television repair,
contractors, landscape gardeners -- the "Yellow Pages" of personal
services.
Architectural Restoration Programming.
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Health Information - Listing of all gymnasiums, health stores
(restaurants), eXercise health clubs, bicycle
path, sporting"good stores, area physicians, medical centers,
free clinics, jogging paths etc., conventiently compiled and
constantly updated.
Travel Service - complete listings of all travel gencies and the
resort package tours, etc., and which they are curently booking.
Premium Programming Channel - Locally originated service of motion
pictures and specials conceived to meet the needs of the local
community.
Government Services Information - Complete listings of all depart
ments of city government, functions, phone numbers of names of key
personnel. Designed to make this information more accessible to
the local citizen. Today's Special - Shopper comparison services,
etc., as they are made available to us by local merchants.
Library Services Channel - Complete listings of all libraries in
the area, library activities, various services each library
performs, arrival of new books, recordings and magazines, cata
logue of available film and tapes titles plus locally originated
programming explaining these services. This will include every
thing froin an explanation of the Oe\"iey Decimal System to explana
tions on how to use microfilm. Also run on a regular basis will
be materials taken from the extensive collection of audio-visual
material.
Radio Schedules - Complete listings of the entire schedule of pro
gramming on all radio cnannels carried through our system. This
includes all FM programming and all AM stero programming.
Live or Delayed City Council Meetings - service available to local
government at its option.
Bus Schedules for School Children.
Programming for Hearing Impaired - Through a precedent setting
arrangement with the National Captioning Institute plus character
generators available at all schools for the deaf and local origi
nation studio at the School for the Deaf "[nearly 400
students) programming for the nearing impaired will be created
for the use of this extensive audience. In addition, Telecaption
TV adaptors will be made available at a low price so tnat this
Audience can participate in programming originated by the networks
and PBS.
Baby Sitting Information - Complete listings of baoysitters, phone
numbers, prices ana availaDilities. This will be constantly up
dated. so that as babysitters become avai1able or are booked, this
information will be reflected in our listings.
b. Audio
Emergency Audio Override of all Television Channels.
Clear reception of all local FM stations.
Clear reception of all AM stations.
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Our 'Jwn radio programs generated from our radio studios including
our own stereo music stations.
"Concert Hall" quai i ty sound for our premium channel s.
Radio "Super Stations" from around the nation of special merit in
cluding the two classical music stations generally considered the
nations' best (from Chicago and Florida).
c. Other
Medic Alert Alarms.
Burglary/Intrusion Alarms.
Fire Alanns.
Household Computer Interface Channel.
Ruters Retrieval Service - Detailed Current financial information.
6. System Capacity:
r. 153 channels as follows:
Subscriber Service 1
52 video channels to subscribers
2 data channels to subscribers
4 video channels from subscribers
Subscriber Service 2 (Activated when needed)
52 video channels to subscribers
2 data channels to subscribers
4 video channels from subscribers
Institutional Service (Activated when needed)
24 video channels forward
13 video channels reverse
uded the following note:
"This system utilizes equipment supplied or already announced by such
well known cable suppliers as Jerrold Electronics, C-COR Electronics
and Scientific-Atlanta. But recent information in trade publications
has indicated Tocom will announce a system in May. 1980. which offers
55 channels of T.V. ~ 55 channels of teletext information per trunk.
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We propose to use this type of equiDment when its technical quality
is proved. Use of such equipment would double the total capability
proposed system by increasing the total number of channels to about
3 3 0 . ~
7. Schedule of Construction:
Twenty months from date of receipt of all required permits and licenses.
(Original bid total completion in 24 months after award of franchise
and receipt of all permits and licenses).
8. Other Considerations of PUblic Benefit (Summarized):
1. Minority owned and operated local company.
2. $300,000 prepayment of franchise payment.
3. Free installations during charter period.
4. Dedication of 2% of gross revenue for local programming.
5, Provide sufficient earth stations for every satellite distributing
cable programming.
6. Use of own construction company.
7. Free installation to senior citizens and handicapped.
8. Interconnection to Channel 58 and provide financial support to
Channel 58.
9. Provide access to the media for the hearing impaired community.
10. Conduct semiannual surveys of community on needs for services.
11. Use of Tocom 55/plus convertor when available.
12. Establish one local office in the community.
13. Hire from within the community.
14. Distribute vocational training and educational programming.
15. Interconnection between al I hospitals in Six Stars 10 franchises.
16. Distribution of ITFS channels operated by USC.
17. Distribution of Catholic Television Network programming.
18. Audio and video interface with Braille Institute in Hollywood/Wilshire
area.
19. Interconnection of all schools in Six Star franchises.
20. Agreement in principle with the School for Cinema studies at
American Zoctrope studios in Hollywood/Wilshire area will provide
education programming to schools and individual households troughout
this community. .
21. Interconnct with USC radiostation KUSC to feed National PUblic Radio
throughout this community.
22. Conversion of conference center at USC to 18 separate local origina
tion studios.
23. Place 2 studios at Pepperdine UniverSity.
24. Construct 6 public access/local origination studios at Los Angeles
Trade Tech.
25. Construct 2 public access/local origination facilities at Harbor
Occupational School.
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26. Continuing educat o ~ for attorneys.
27. Continuing educat on for doctors.
28. Free installation and service to all communtiy legal aide organiza
tions.
29. Offer information on availability of local medical care.
30. American Red Cross services to communtiy.
31. Physical fitness programming.
32. Distribution of police, fire and para-medic training materials.
33. Broadcast City Council meetings.
34. Entertainment guides.
35. Free service in first month with TV set purchased from retailer in
franchise area.
36. Free installation to TV dealers, local restaurants, bars and public
entertainment spots.
37. Bulk rate discounts to multiple outlet users.
38. Basic service free to public and private schools.
39. Community service (free) provides reception of a variety of public
access, local origination and government channels.
40. Thrifty service for fixed incomes.
41. Basic seervice includes video channels, Al"1 and F r ~ services, except
optional services.
42. Lifeline services is basic service with one premium movie channel
and medic alert system.
43. Free install for all pay TV services.
44. Special marketing campaigns.
45. Active participant in local civic improvement organizations.
46. Shopper compari sons and i nformat i onal servi ces.
47. Create premium programming services for ethnic groups.
48. Computerized maintenance of entire system.
49. Stand by power throughout system.
50. Immediate activation of medic alert, fire and burglary detection
alarm systems.
51. Provide community animal shelters with photographic equipment.
52. Interconnection with all franchises.
53. Local business office can handle cable transactions by phone.
54. Access to Hollywood Production Center.
5 5 T r a i ni n g pro grams for job s
56. 24 hour staffing of local offices for maintenance.
57. Ample customer service representatives.
58. 24 hour access to the community.
59. Support programs for community improvement.
60. Meet all construction schedules.
61. Six Star has never sold a cable franchise to another company.
62. Construct cable system in entire community.
63. Provide live remote coverage of local community talent.
64. Designate several channels for lease.
65. Provide insurance policies and bonds to protect community against
failure to meet construction timetable.
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66. The following is a complete list of interconnections available at
no charge for the entire term of the franchise:
All elementary schools (public and private)
All pre-schools (public and private)
All high schools (public and private)
. All colleges (public and private)
All libraries
All recreation centers
All youth centers
All senior cititzens and senior citizen centers
All handicapped and institutions for the handicapped
All hearing-impaired residents and institutions for the hearing
impaired.
All blind residents and institutions for the blind
All YMCA's
Al1 YWCA's
All nursing homes
All day-care centers
All animal shelters
All hospitals
All orphanages
All churches and synagogues
All pol ice stations
All fire stat ion s
All para-medic stations
All ambulance services
All free cl inics
All philanthropic institutions
All museums
All sports arenas and stadiums
All retirement homes
All communty centers
All equity-waiver theatres
Office of Civil Defense. This includes capability of emergency
audio override.
All government buildings
All legal aid organizations
All nightclubs and other entertainment spots featuring live
entertainment, regardless of size
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TOM BRADLEY
MAY 0 R March 25, 1981 E4
South Central CATV Associates
1900 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 2840
Los Angeles, CA 90067
CLARIFICATION OF BID FOR CABLE TELEVISION FRANCHISE
Your proposal for the South Central area of the City is presently being evaluated.
Before a final report is presented to the Board of Transportation Commissioners it will
be necessary for several items to be further clarified. There are two forms enclosed
for you to submit. The fonns are self explanatory.
If your bid does not contain a map describing the plant layout, plc)se submit one and
include on it: __._
a. location of all headend sites,
b. location of all hub sites,
c. location of studios,
d. location of business office.,
e. detail of interconnect of headend to hub (cable or microwave) and trunk
route, and
f. location of satellite receiving antennas.
The map may be shown on any scale provided that it clearly indicates all of the infor
mation requested. An Auto Club street map would be sufficient.
This information is to be only a clarification of the bid you previously submitted.
, fnis request for clarification is not intended to provide an opportunity for any bidder
to enhance the original bid.
Please provide the information by noon Apri 1 9, 1981. Information received after that
date will not be considered in our evaluation. If you have any questions regarding
the above information please call Mr. Ron Hale or Mr. Kenneth E. Cude at (213} 485-2751
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SUPPORTING INFORMATION AND DATA FORMS
The following fonns shall be completed by each bidder.
Specific instructions for each fonn are included on the
fonn. The forms are to be reproduced in thei r exact
fonn, allowing for sufficient space to state all re
quired information. Exact references and headings are
to be used. Alternative types of forms are not desired
and may be rejected and not consi dered.
The Forms are intended to clarify the original proposals.
Evasive, imprecise or incomplete responses can only serve
to the disadvantage of the bidder.
C-1.2
FORM C-1
Page 1 of 1
PAYROLL EXPENSE
Under each category below, specify actual titles of anticipated personnel (e.g.,
system under General & Administrative; access coordinator under Origin
ation; etc.) and their respective annual salaries and wages. In the parentheses
(), indicate the equivalent number of employees for each category for
Years 3, 5, and 10 (e.g., an entry might appear as $97,500 (7)--;ndicating seven
employees receiving a total of $97,500 in that particular year).
ANNUAL SALARIES AND WAGES
(; n $OOOs)
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MOBILE AND STUDIO EOUIPMENT EXPENSE
Your bid proposal indicated a list of studio equipment to be provided. You are
now requested to indicate the unit cost of each item of equipment purchased during
the period between years 1 through 3, years 4 through 6 and years 7 through 10.
You are to use a separate fonn for each studio and or mobile unit proposed.
Enter under each heading (e.q. Video Equipnent) a descri'Ption of the item proposed
and its unit cost. Enter in the prentheses;. .under the proper colulTIl, the dollar
amount reflecting the quanity of units purchased during that period. For Example:
MAIN STUDIO Year 1-3 Year 2-6 Year 7-10
A. Video Equiprrent
1. Sony VP 2260 3/4" tape playe;-o
@ $5,000 ea. (10,000) (5,000)
VIDEO/RADIO STUDIO OR
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DEPARTMENT 0<
TRANSPORTATION
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LOS ANGELES CA geOl';
.;185.2265
TOM BRADLEY
MAYOR
July 29, 1980 E4
Community Telecommunications, Inc.
3411 East 15th Street
Los Angeles. California 90023
EVAlUATION OF SOUTH CENTRAL CABLE TELEVISION BID PROPOSAl - CLARIFICATION AND
EXTENSION OF TIME FOR DATA SUBMITTAl
The Department's letter of July 3, 1980 requested additional information
regarding your bid proposal. Please modify our previous request as
follows:
Item 6, paragraph two is modified to include:
"Bidders may submit, as an alternate, a letter from a
recognized bank stating that a specific amount of funds
is on deposit."
Item 6, paragraph four is modified to read as follows:
"The City does not intend or desire that each bidder enter
into a loan agreement whereby commitment fees will be paid
to reserve funds pending,award of a franchise. It will be
our recommendation to the Board that prior to the award of
the franchise that only the one bidder, declared by the
City Council to be the highest responsible bidder and to
be awarded the franchise, will be required to provide bind
ing legal documentation that the necessary funds have been
corrrnitted and are available. Such documentation will be
requi red at such time as may be determi ned by the Council. II
Also, please correct Item 5, "project revenues I' to read "projected revenues."
The new deadline for submittinQ all the information listed above and in our
July 3,1980 letter is Friday,-August 15,1980. Any informa.tion received
after this date will not be considered in our evaluation.
Very truly yours,
s:
DONAtO R. HOWERY F I
General Manager
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DONALD "I
GE;""RAL
CALIFORNIA
HOWERY DEPARTMENT OF
MAHAGER TRANSPORTATION
ROOM 1200. C:TY HALL
I \) I 1 LOS ANGELES. CA 90012
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TOM BRADLEY
MAYOR
July 3, 1980
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American Television &Communications Corp.
20 Inverness Place East
Englewood, Colorado 80112
Gentlemen:
Evaluation of South Central Cable Television Bid ProDosal
In evaluating your bid proposal, we find that we need the following addi
tional information:
(1) The names of all your company's owners, including general and limit
ed partners, or shareholders, their respective percentage of ownership
and the amount of capital invested or to be invested by each. If no
capital contribution in involved, list the services to be provided by
each owner. Also list all officers and directors who are not share
holders. If you offered, in your bid to allow the City to select
the names of local owners, you must now make the selection yourself.
The City will not be placed in a position of selecting the local
owners. Little or no credit will be given to a bid that does not
provide the names of local owners. You must now provide the names
and information listed above.
(2) The names of your parent company(ies)'s owners or shareholders (hold
ing 5% or more of the voting stock of the corporation) and their
respective percentage of ownership.
(3) Any changes in the future of the nformation in (1) and (2) above
shall be immediately reported to he Department. Information submit
ted after August I, 1980 will not be considered except to acknowledge
involuntary change such as a change in ownership due to depth.
(4) Information on present cable television holdings and on outstanding
bids for franchises in other communities. The attached Form F should
be used to provide this information.
(5) Detailed information on system data, project revenues, projected
expenses, capital expenditures and rate base; and an income statement
and a source and use of funds statement. The attached Forms A
through E should be used to provide this information.
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Amer. ielevis. &Commun. Corp. -2- July 3, 1980
It should be noted that Form B requires that a separate schedule of
the monthly rates used to prepare the projections is to be submitted
as an attachment to Form B. The schedule should represent the
Bidder's best estimate of the level of rates it proposes to charge
during the ten-year projection period.
(6) Reasonable documentation on the availability of sufficient equity
and/or debt capital to construct, equip and operate the system until
it becomes self supporting.
Equity funding: Minimum documentation shall include a letter from
the investor pledging the availability and use of equity funds and
current financial statements, i.e., a current balance sheet and a
recent income statement. Audited statements by an independent CPA
finn will be given greater weight than non-audited statements.
Debt Funding: Minimum documentation shall include commitment letters
from lending institutions. The letters should: 1) make specific
reference to the franchise area; 2) state the intended use of funds,
e.g., construction fo :he system, working capital, etc.; 3) be signed
by an officer of the lending institution and 4) make a positive
statement that a specific amount of funds is available should a
franchise be awarded to your firm.
The City does not intend or desire that each bidder enter into a
loan agreement whereby commitment fees will be paid to reserve funds
pending award of a franchise. It will be our recommendation to the
Board, that only the one bidder found most responsible and to be
recommended to the Council for award of the franchise be required to
provide binding legal documentation that the necessary funds have
been committed and are available. Such documentation will be required
prior to the matter being scheduled for hearing before the Council
Committee.
(7) As a bidder for a City of Los Angeles contract, you are required to
comply with the nondiscrimination provisions as defined in Division
10 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code, which was amended to
include Ordinance No. 147,030. Enclosed are the instructions and
the requirements for compliance.
Please provide the information by August 1. 1980. Information received
after that date will not be considered in our evaluation. If you have any
questions regarding the above information please call Mr. Ronald Hale or
Mr. Kenneth E. Cude at (213) 485-2751.
Ori;;!r.li By
t'OtiAl.O R.
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DONALD R. HOWERY
General Manager
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Attachments
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SUPPORTING AND DATA FOru1S
The fo11owing fOnTIS shall be cOr.lpleted by each bidder.
Specific instructions for each form are included on the
fonn. The fonTIS are to be reproduced in the; r exact
form, al10wing for sufficient space to state all re
quired inforo.ation. Exact references and headings are
to be used. Alternative types of forrrs are not desired
and may be rejected and not considered.-...
The Forrrs are to facilitate of proposals.
Evasive imprecise or incomplete responses, can only serve
to the disadvantage of the bidder.
Form G is not included or required
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FORM A: DATA
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FORM C: PROJECTED EXPENSES (Continued)
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FORM : SOURCES AND USES OF FUNDS
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OJ1STPiDHl:; 5105 IN OTHER
F.l list the following information for all cabie systems (including
systems which are not yet operational) in which bidder or
original principal (any person, firm. corporation, subsidiary
. joint venture of other entity, who or which owns directly five percent
or more of the voting stock or equivalent voting interest of a
partnership or joint venture of bidder) owns an interest of five percent
or more.
a. Party holding interes Percent of interes_. _____
b. Name of System,_______________
c. Address of System,_____________
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d. List all communities served by system. date interest acquired
in each community served and date 'interest (franchise) will
expire in each community served.
e. Name. address and phone number of local government official
responsible for principal franchised area served by system.
f. Date system construction commenced Percent completed __________ _
Number of subscribers
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Potential subscribers,_________________
Total capital invested to date
Total capital invested after
completion of system,_________________________
F.2 List the following information for al1 outstanding bids for
franchises in other communities that the bidder or any principal
(as defined in F.l abovp) who owns an interest of flve percent
or more has made or intends to make w:thin the next six months.
a. Party hoiding ;nterest> __________ PerCent of interest
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FOpl. F: C/-,ElL NGS BY EJ ;,rw
OUTS AtWIlIS BIDS Ttl OTHC:R (Ccntirued)
b. Name and 1ocation of (ies) served by systerr..
c. Name, address and phone number of local government official
responsible for franchise area.
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d. Expected date of franchise award ____________ __
e. Expected date system construction
to corrrnence
f. Expected date system construction
to be comp1
g. Potentialsubscribers,________________________ _
h. Expected subscribers
i. T ota 1 ca pita1 needed _____________
j. Source of capital _________________________
F.3 List the following information for all newspaper publications,and
AM/FM radio or television broadcast systems serving in the local
community that the bidder or any principal (as defined in F.l
above) owns an interest of one percent or more.
a. Party holding interest Percent of interest________
b. Name and address of the
publication and/or radio
or television broadcast system, ______________ _
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required information.
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FORM H
Subscriber Services - This bid item will be part of your
franchise - Any changes must be approved by the Board.
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1. Proposed channel assignment
2. Indicate type of service:
a. Local Broadcast (give call letter)
b. Local Origination ch (i.e. Government Access, Shopping Guide, etc.)
c. Pay T.V. channel (all services for which a non-basic charge is made)
d. Imported independents
e. Imported foreign language or religious
3. Indicate source of non-broadcast services
4. If not known, give estimated date and time
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information.
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Institutional Services- This bid item (optional) will be
part of your franchise - Any change must be approved
by the Board.
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Video. data. et- 2
Distribution
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Service hours oer d
1. GiVe channel band width assigned (i.e., 54-60 MH )
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2. Briefly describe service
3. Indicate if service is upstream or downstream or both
4. Give best estimate
Note that revenue and expense created by this servi ce must be included
in proper forms.
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information.
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TO .ONCOHSTROCTION CONTRACTORS
As a bidder ,for a City of Los Anqeles yoa reqaired to
comply tbe nondi.cri.ination provisions a. defined in Division 10
of the Los Angeles Administrative Code, wbicb was aaended to include
Ordinance No. 147,030. Pertinent provisions appear on bid,
and order fora
- IN ALL CONTRACTS
Every contract wbich is let. avarded. or entered into on behalf of the
I City of Loi shall contain by insertion therein a Dondiscriain
ation clause obliqatinq the contractor Dot to discriminate in hi.
employment practice. durinq the perforaance of tbe contract against any
e.ployee or applicant for employment because of tbe e.ployee's or appli
cant's race, reliqion, Dational oriqin, ancestry, sez, aqe, or physical
handicap. All subcontracts avarded under any contract with the City
shall contain a li1l:e Dondi.cri.ination clause,.
EQUAL EMPLOYXENT PRACTICES CERTIrICATION - FOR ALL
CONTRACTS IH EXCESS OF BOT ROT THAN $5,000
Por every contract or subcontract witb or on behalf of tbe City of Los
'nqeles for wbich the consideration is in .zces. of 'SOD, but is Dot
.ore thaD $5,000, the bidder shall sign and submit the Zqnal Eaployaent
Pr.ctice. Certification Form.
ACTION PROGRAM - FOR ALL
CONTRACTS IN OF $S,OOO
Por contract or subcontract with or on behalf of the City of Loa
Angeles wbich the consideration is in exce of $5,000, the bidder
shall and aubmit the following with the bid:
1. A aigned Affiraative Action Program Certification Porm.
2. A signed Affir.ative Action Plan. The bidder .ust aubRit one of
the three following plan.: ---
a. -Los Angele. City Affirmative Action Require.ent.
for .onconstruction Contractors.
b. A trade a.sociation plan, if the contractor is a .e.ber in
good standing of the a ociation. Thia plan .u.t be reviewed
and approved hy the Office of Contract Coapliance.
c. The contractor'a (hidder's) Affirmati.e Action 71an.
plan .ust he reviewed and appro.ed hy the Office of Contract
Co.pliance. #
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Zach of the above 4ocu.enta. if approved. aball he etfecti for
12 aonths followin9 the date of approval with the approval for the
Affirmative Action Practice. Certification to concurrent with
the approval for the Affirmativ. Action Plan.
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