Senators double down on ending sports blackouts


FCC BlackoutRichard Blumenthal (D-CT) and John McCain (R-AZ) say the FCC’s willingness to take aim at sports blackouts is only a start, and are introducing legislation – The FANS Act of 2013 – that will add teeth to the regulatory framework.

FANS stands for Furthering Access and Networks for Sports. Brian Higgins (D-NY) introduced companion legislation in the House of Representatives.

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