Willner Battles 'Must-Buy' Rules

Hearn, Ted
July 2006
Multichannel News;7/24/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 29, p6
The article reports that Michael Willner, CEO of Insight Communications Co. urged a group of House Republicans to eliminate a law requiring cable subscribers to buy local TV signals in the U.S. The House of Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Joe Barton called the meeting and it was attended by Representatives Nathan Deal, Charles Bass, Paul Gillmor and Fred Upton. Deal and Bass are concerned about local-TV stations abusing bargaining power with cable that increases the size of expanded basic with unwanted programming and raising price.


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