TITLE

No Subsidies for Free TV

AUTHOR(S)
Polka, Matt
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Multichannel News;1/15/2007, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
24975908

 

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