FCC Pushes DBS Powers Out of Auction

Maffei, Glenn
December 2004
Multichannel News;12/13/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 50, p46
Reports on the decision of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to restrict bidding eligibility on TV satellite licenses to companies without nationwide satellite reach. Effect of the decision on direct-broadcast satellite (DBS) operators EchoStar Communications Corp and DirecTV Inc.; Benefit of excluding EchoStar and DirecTV to subscribers of DBS and multi-channel video programming distribution services; Arguments of EchoStar on the eligibility restriction.


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