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Two New Bills Wage War Against Retrans

December 13, 2013

Lawmakers Thursday introduced two pieces of legislations that would shake up the law governing the relationship between broadcasters and cable and satellite operators. One would water down broadcasters' retransmisson consent rights; the other would eliminate them altogether.

Neither is seen as having much chance of becoming law, but they provide an indication of how some lawmakers are thinking, and some elements could survive in other, more viable, legislation.

 


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