As used in this article:

(a) “Cable television operator” means the person or entity providing cable television services through the cable television system.

(b) “Cable television system” means a community antenna television system, under common ownership and control, serving a franchise area or two or more contiguous or electronically connected franchise areas.

(c) “Video provider” means any person, company, or service which provides one or more channels of video programming to a residence, including a home, condominium, apartment, or mobilehome, where some fee is paid, whether directly or as included in dues or rental charges, for that service, whether or not public rights-of-way are utilized in the delivery of the video programming. A “video provider” shall include, but not be limited to, providers of cable television, master antenna television, satellite master antenna television, direct broadcast satellite, multipoint distribution service, and other providers of video programming, whatever their technology.

(Added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 262, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1993.)