A ‘STAR’ Move For STELAR In the U.S. Senate

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In a move that will certainly upset broadcast media leaders including Emily Barr and the NAB, Republican Sen. Roger Wicker of Mississippi has moved forward with the introduction of the “Satellite Television Access Reauthorization” (STAR) Act’s introduction in the upper body of Congress.


The legislation would largely keep STELAR in place — and give AT&T-owned DirecTV the right to continue to provide distant signals in the smallest of DMAs in lieu of the nearest local signal.

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