Items tagged "Video Marketplace"

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Public Knowledge Applauds Congress for Passing Pay-TV Protections for Consumers

December 19, 2019 Cable Fees , Legislation , STELAR , Video Marketplace

This week, the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate passed appropriations legislation containing provisions to prevent consumers from losing access to TV content, experiencing blackouts, and facing unexpected bills.

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Public Knowledge Applauds House for Passing TV Viewer Protection Act

December 10, 2019 broadcast , satellite TV , STELAR , Video Marketplace

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to prevent consumers from experiencing blackouts, runaway price increases for video content, and unexpected bills by passing the “TV Viewer Protection Act of 2019” (H.R. 5035). The bill reauthorizes provisions of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization (STELAR) Act.

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Public Knowledge Warns Congress New Satellite TV Bill Could Harm Consumers

November 19, 2019 consumer choice , consumer protections , satellite TV , STELA , STELAR , Video Marketplace

Yesterday, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) introduced the “Satellite Television Community Protection and Promotion Act” in an attempt to prevent consumers from experiencing runaway price increases for video content. Unfortunately, the bill puts the ability of many rural and other viewers to continue to access network programming at risk and could result in an effective pay-TV monopoly for many viewers.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Television Viewer Protection Act to Protect Consumers

November 13, 2019 consumer protections , satellite TV , STELAR , Video Marketplace

Yesterday, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-PA) introduced the “Television Viewer Protection Act of 2019” to prevent consumers from experiencing blackouts and runaway price increases for video content.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes STAR Act to Protect Satellite TV Subscribers

November 6, 2019 consumer choice , consumer protections , satellite TV , STAR Act , STELAR , Video Competition , Video Marketplace

Today, Senate Commerce Chairman Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) introduced the “Satellite Television Access Reauthorization Act of 2019 (STAR Act)” to enable satellite TV subscribers to access broadcast stations to view news, sports, and programming at a fair and competitive price.

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Public Interest Groups Urge Congress to Reauthorize STELAR to Protect Consumers

October 15, 2019 satellite TV , STELAR , Video Competition , Video Marketplace

Today, Public Knowledge joined five other public interest groups in a letter urging Congress to pass the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization (STELAR) by the end of this year.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Bill to Promote Competition, Lower Prices in Video Marketplace

July 26, 2019 Copyright Reform , Retransmission Consent , Video Competition , Video Marketplace

Today, Representatives Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Steve Scalise (R-LA) introduced the “Modern Television Act” to promote competition and lower prices in the video marketplace by promoting privately-negotiated copyright.

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John Bergmayer to Testify Before House Energy & Commerce Committee On STELAR Reauthorization

June 3, 2019 STELAR , testimony , Video Marketplace

Public Knowledge Senior Counsel John Bergmayer will testify before the U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce Tuesday, June 4 at 10:30 a.m. His testimony in the hearing on “STELAR Review: Protecting Consumers in an Evolving Media Marketplace” will urge Congress to make STELAR permanent in order to enable rural satellite providers to continue serving their communities.

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Public Knowledge Applauds Eshoo, Markey for Truth-in-Billing Legislation Empowering Consumers

February 14, 2019 Cable Pricing , consumer choice , consumer protections , Video Marketplace

Today, Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced the “Truth-In-Billing, Remedies, and User Empowerment over Fees” (TRUE Fees) Act to ensure that pay TV, cellular service, and broadband providers include “below-the-line” fee items in their advertised price for service.

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Public Knowledge Applauds Eshoo for Truth-in-Billing Legislation to Empower Consumers

September 28, 2018 Broadband , Competition , Video Marketplace , Wireless

Today, Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA) introduced the TRUE Fees Act to ensure that pay TV, cellular service, and broadband providers include “below-the-line” fee items in their advertised price for service.

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