No Subsidies for Free TV

Polka, Matt
January 2007
Multichannel News;1/15/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p21
The author reflects on the arguments concerning the retransmission-consent payment collected by broadcasters to taxpayers with the utilization of free television signals through cable companies in the U.S. He stresses that broadcasters want to be paid for the local TV signals they offer to customers which they take from satellite carriers. The author argues that important considerations must be carried concerning the issue to prevent taxpayers from receiving double charges.


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