Willner Calls for a TV Tax

Hearn, Ted
March 2007
Multichannel News;3/19/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 12, p24
The article reports on the need for a federal tax intended to subsidize local television stations to replace the system that allows broadcasters to demand cash for carriage from cable operators in the U.S. Michael Willner, chief executive officer of Insight Communications Inc. said that replacement should be done because tax would change a regulatory mandate that functions to the disadvantage of cable companies. He added that the system should be replaced since it does not work.


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