FCC issues NPRM on sports blackouts


SportsIn this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking the Commission says it proposes to eliminate the its sports blackout rules, which prohibit certain MVPDs from retransmitting, within a protected local blackout zone, the signal of a distant broadcast station carrying a live sporting event if the event is not available live on a local television broadcast station.

Said the NPRM:

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