FCC Seeks to Tweak Retrans Rules

Eggerton, John
March 2011
Multichannel News;3/7/2011, Vol. 32 Issue 10, p4
The article discusses the proposal of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to make changes to its retransmission-consent oversight rules. The proposal is designed to better clarify what bargaining in good faith means and eliminate the syndicated exclusivity and nonduplication rules to give cable operators an alternative source of station programming. It mentions that the FCC has the authority to ensure that broadcasters' negotiations meet a good-faith requirement.


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