(A) Before it provides or sells video service to one or more subscribers within its video service area or any additional video service area under division (C) of section 1332.25 of the Revised Code, a video service provider shall provide ten days' advance, written notice of that service or additional service to the respective municipal corporation or township and to every person providing video service in all or part of that video service area.
(B) A video service provider may transfer its video service authorization to a successor. Within ten days after completing the transfer, the provider shall provide written notice to the respective municipal corporation or township. The transfer is not valid until the date that the successor files a complete affidavit with the director of commerce containing the information specified in division (A) of section 1332.25 of the Revised Code. The director has no authority to act upon the notice or the completed affidavit.
(1) A video service provider may terminate video service to its video service area, but only after providing ninety days' advance, written notice to the director, affected subscribers, and the respective municipal corporations or townships comprising the video service area. The director has no authority to act upon the notice.
(2) Notwithstanding division (C)(1) of this section, a video service provider that provided video service in this state under a franchise on the effective date of this section shall not abandon the video service it provided within the franchise area to subscribers served on that effective date, at least until the franchise would have expired if not terminated under division (B) of section 1332.23 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 2007 SB117 09-24-2007