Stevens Pushes Legislation

Hearn, Ted
September 2006
Multichannel News;9/18/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 37, p33
The article focuses on the need for legislation to ensure that a possible federal court injunction does not cost the subscribers of EchoStar Communications Corp. their access to ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox broadcast programming in the U.S., according to Senator Ted Stevens (R-Alaska). EchoStar faces legal challenge after court rulings found that it sold distant network signals to ineligible customers. EchoStar's main rival News Corp. insists that the scope of the injunction must include all four networks.


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