Cable, Satellite Execs Spar with Broadcasters on Retransmission Consent
February 25th, 2009
WASHINGTON, February 25, 2009 – House Judiciary Committee chairman John Conyers, D-Mich., said it is important that Congress pass a bill preserving satellite viewers’ access to broadcast television. But new technology could make other compulsory licenses for broadcast programming obsolete.
Low Power Broadcasters Highlight Diversity in Call for Cable Carriage; Lawmakers Praise Local Focus
February 24th, 2009
WASHINGTON, February 24, 2009 – As Congress examines renewing legislation that mandates satellite carriage of over-the-air broadcasts, owners of low power television stations say record levels of cable and satellite subscribership necessitate their inclusion in any retransmission consent regime to promote public safety, ensure a supply of local programming and promote ownership diversity.
Commissioners Welcome DTV Delay, but Concerns Remain on Consumer Outreach
February 5th, 2009
WASHINGTON, February 5, 2009 – The three members of the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday expressed relief over Congress’ Wednesday passage of legislation delaying the date of the digital television transition from February 17 to June 12.