47 CFR § 78.13 - Eligibility for license.
A license for CARS station will be issued only:
(a) To the owner or one who is responsible for the management and operation of a cable television system,
(b) To a cooperative enterprise wholly owned by cable television owners or operators, or
(c) A cable network-entity upon showing that the applicant is qualified under the Communications Act of 1934, that frequencies are available for the proposed operation, and that the public interest, convenience, and necessity will be served by a grant thereof.
(d) Licensees and conditional licensees of channels in the BRS/EBS band as defined in § 27.5(i) of this chapter, or entities that hold an executed lease agreement with a BRS/EBS licensee or conditional licensee.
(e) To private cable operators and other multichannel video programming distributors not specifically identified in this section.