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22 U.S. Code § 1465cc - Television Marti Service

(a) Television Marti Service

There is within the Voice of America a Television Marti Service. The Service shall be responsible for all television broadcasts to Cuba authorized by this subchapter. The Broadcasting Board of Governors shall appoint a head of the Service who shall report directly to the International Broadcasting Bureau. The head of the Service shall employ such staff as the head of the Service may need to carry out the duties of the Service.

(b) Use of existing facilities of Board

To assure consistency of presentation and efficiency of operations in conducting the activities authorized under this subchapter, the Television Marti Service shall make maximum feasible utilization of Board facilities and management support, including Voice of America: Cuba Service, Voice of America, and the United States International Television Service.

(c) Authority

The Board may carry out the purposes of this subchapter by means of grants, leases, or contracts (subject to the availability of appropriations), or such other means as the Board determines will be most effective.

(Pub. L. 101–246, title II, § 244, Feb. 16, 1990, 104 Stat. 61; Pub. L. 105–277, div. G, subdiv. A, title XIII, § 1325(3), (4), Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–781.)
Repeal of Section

Section repealed upon transmittal of determination by President under section 6063(c)(3) of this title that democratically elected government in Cuba is in power, see section 6037(c) of this title.

Editorial Notes

Section was enacted as part of the Television Broadcasting to Cuba Act which comprises this subchapter, and not as part of the United States Information and Educational Exchange Act of 1948 which comprises this chapter.


1998—Pub. L. 105–277, § 1325(4)(A), struck out “of the United States Information Agency” after “Service” in section catchline.

Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105–277, § 1325(4)(B)(ii), which directed amendment of subsec. (a) in second sentence by substituting “Broadcasting Board of Governors” for “Director of the United States Information Agency” and “the International Broadcasting Bureau” for “the Director of the Voice of America”, was executed by making the substitutions in third sentence, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.

Pub. L. 105–277, § 1325(4)(B)(i), substituted “There is” for “The Director of the United States Information Agency shall establish” in first sentence.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 105–277, § 1325(4)(C), substituted “Board facilities” for “Agency facilities” and “International” for “Information Agency”.

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 105–277, § 1325(3), (4)(D), in heading struck out “USIA” before “Authority”, and in text substituted “Board” for “Agency” in two places.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Change of Name

Broadcasting Board of Governors renamed United States Agency for Global Media pursuant to section 6204(a)(21) of this title. The renaming was effectuated by notice to congressional appropriations committees dated May 24, 2018, and became effective Aug. 22, 2018.

Effective Date of 1998 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 105–277 effective Oct. 1, 1999, see section 1301 of Pub. L. 105–277, set out as an Effective Date note under section 6531 of this title.