NCTA, NAB Battle Dish's HDTV Plan

Hearn, Ted
September 2004
Multichannel News;9/27/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 39, p60
The article reports that the cable and broadcast industries are teaming to undercut an high definition TV (HDTV) plan supported by EchoStar Communications Corp. that was included in satellite legislation awaiting a vote in the Senate. The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) in a letter Friday to two Senate leaders complained that EchoStar's plan was a government giveaway that would injure local TV stations and put cable at a competitive disadvantage.


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