defined). Until such time as there is a final decision permitting the transfer
of the Laredo, Texas cable television franchise to TWC, this Contract shall not
apply to the affected cable system serving Laredo, Texas.
The following terms shall have the meanings set forth below. Certain
other terms are defined elsewhere herein.
A. "Basic Service Tier" or "BST" means the cable service level which
includes the signals of any local television broadcast stations and any public,
educational or governmental access channel required by the relevant franchise to
be carried on the BST.
B. "Cable Programming Service Tier" or "CPST" means any tier of video
programming service, but shall not include (i) video programming carried on BST;
(ii) video programming when offered on a per channel, multiplexed, a la carte or
per program basis; (iii) any Migrated Product Tier; or (iv) any New Product Tier
("NPT") as defined by the Going Forward Rules and 47 C.F.R. (S) 76.987.
C. "Cost" means that the prices so designated have been designed to
recover actual costs, including a reasonable rate of return as defined in the
FCC Cost of Service Order, supra, at (P) 207.
D. "Current Rates" means those TWC system rates that are in effect as of
the Publication Date, or rates that will become effective after the Publication
Date and for which notice was given to subscribers on or before the Publication
E. "CVI" means Cablevision Industries Inc., its subsidiaries and