Consumers Union Stumps for EchoStar

Hearn, Ted
November 2006
Multichannel News;11/27/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 47, p34
The article reports on the bill created by U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy. According to the author, the bill aims to moderate the impact of the pending issue of distant signals in broadcasting and allow Echostar Communications Corp. to resume in offering network signals to the market where local television (TV) services does not exists. According to Consumers Union policy analyst Jeannie Kenney, the bill prohibits Echostar to offer their services to the market where local tv station exists. INSET: ECHOSTAR LOSES AGAIN AS COURT AFFIRMS CUTOFF DATE.


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