A Group Forms To ‘Protect’ Local TV In The Streaming Era


Local broadcast stations that are members of the ABC, NBC, FOX and CBS Television Affiliate Associations, representing more than 600 local TV stations across the country, have launched an advocacy group with one mission in mind — to urge lawmakers and regulators “to act now to protect the future of local news in America.”

But, is this coalition simply seeking to “protect” local broadcast TV news? Upon closer examination, the true intent is clear: the coalition wants Washington to “modernize existing regulations” while ensuring the economic viability of local TV news remains healthy.

Translation: Broadcast TV wants Congressionally mandated streaming retransmission consent revenue.

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