FCC's Retransmission Dilemma

Eggerton, John
May 2010
Multichannel News;5/24/2010, Vol. 31 Issue 21, p3
The article reports on the petition by Verizon Communications Inc., along with cable operators and satellite-television service providers to review the retransmission-consent process. It notes that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) should observe the requirement of standstill agreements that would keep television stations active after its contracts expire. The possible outcome that cable operators may expect is either that FCC will announce an inquiry or a proposed rulemaking. INSET: Whatever the Federal Communications Commission decides....


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