Retrans Coalition Makes Strange Bedfellows

Eggerton, John
July 2010
Multichannel News;7/19/2010, Vol. 31 Issue 28, p4
The article reports on the coalition of the American Television Alliance (ATVA) to give voice to consumers in danger of losing their favorite shows in Washington. It states that the coalition aims to get the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to step in to require arbitration and standstill agreements during retrans impasses. Matt Polka, president of the American Cable Association, notes that the initiative recognizes the failure of consumers to get their fare shake from broadcasters.


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