Local Choice scrubbed from satellite bill

By on Sep, 10 2014 with Comment 1

U.S. CongressSenators Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and John Thune (R-SD) are allowing consideration of a satellite bill proceed without being weighed down by the anchor of their “Local Choice” insertion. NAB applauded the move.

The bill has been applauded by cable and satellite companies but abhorred by broadcasters and others, including the advertising community. It would give cable subscribers a la carte menu options on broadcast stations with no such opportunity to choose among competing cable channels.

Click here to Login & view the full article & read our famous RBR+TVBR observation (Not a member? Join Today!)

Filed Under the HOT List TV/Cable News

Tags:

About The Author: RBR+TVBR has been reporting on the business of broadcasting for nearly three decades. Beholden to no one, it is independently owned.

You do not have permission to view the comments.