Could The Camper Van Crowd Keep STELAR Shining?


Who knew that lobbyists on Capitol Hill representing recreational vehicle manufacturers, dealers, owners and RV parks could effectively be powerful enough to keep network signals from New York or Los Angeles on the local channel lineup in far-flung regions of the U.S. where no local network affiliate may exist.

No less than five RV groups, ahead of this afternoon’s Senate Judiciary Hearing on Copyright Oversight, wrote to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s members urging them to preserve the provision of copyright law that allows DirecTV and DISH Network to provide Distant Network Signals to RVers.

Could such a move keep the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization (STELAR) from sunsetting?

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