Recognizing the value of broadcaster programming, federal law allows local television stations to negotiate in a free marketplace for the retransmission of their signals by cable and satellite television providers. Contrary to the pay-television industry’s distorted claims, no changes are needed to this free market process, which benefits viewers, cable and satellite operators and broadcasters alike.

Network Affiliates to FCC: OTT Needs Retrans Rules

Said will help reset unbalanced network/affiliate relationship Network-affiliated TV stations are again pushing the Federal Communications Commission to bring some over-the-top video providers under the retransmission consent regime so they will have to negotiate…

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