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Everything You Need to Know About STELAR

December 9, 2019 Congress , Legislation , Retransmission Consent , STELA , STELAR

A few weeks ago, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the House Committee on the Judiciary both voted to move bills reauthorizing parts of STELAR (the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization) to the full House floor. You might be wondering: What is STELAR, how does it affect consumers, and what should […]

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Local Governments Can Work Around Problems in the TV Marketplace Themselves, with Municipal TV

September 25, 2019 Broadcast Licenses , Copyright , Retransmission Consent , STELA , STELAR

The laws around broadcasting and the retransmission of broadcast signals by cable and satellite companies are built up around a set of assumptions. One of the most basic is that individual broadcasters broadcast their signal to a specific geographic market where people can pick it up for free over the air, and pay TV providers […]

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Foster Debry Discusses Summer Experience at PK, and Martyn Says Farewell

September 14, 2015 Copyright Reform , FCC , Patent Reform , Retransmission Consent , Spectrum Reform

Foster Debry Discusses Summer Experience at PK, and Martyn Says Farewell

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Local Broadcasters Shouldn’t Stand in the Way of Online Video

September 4, 2015 Copyright , FCC , Future of Video , MVPDs , Retransmission Consent

The role of network affiliates in the media industry is a strange one. It would be unfortunate if they stood in the way of the evolving online video marketplace. A Wall Street Journal article from today suggests they are.

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