ACA to FCC: Ensure consumers have access to out-of-market signals


ACA / American Cable Association

The American Cable Association wants the FCC to act on retransmission reforms before most of its smaller cable MVPDs start negotiating new three-year retrans deals starting in October. Those reforms, says ACA, should allow cable operators to bring in out-of-market signals during blackouts. With cable operators increasingly prevented from providing their customers with out-of-market broadcast signals, ACA called on the Commission “to adopt rules that would give operators the freedom to negotiate carriage agreements with willing out-of-market stations to ensure consumer access to vital information, such as news pertaining to their home states, and timely emergency weather warnings.”

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