Lines Drawn Again In D.C. As ‘Modern Television Act’ Arises


With retransmission consent one of the most heated issues facing broadcast television and the providers of cable TV signals to millions of U.S. consumers, Congress has stepped in by seeking to put a stop to “blackouts” that keep getting uglier — and paying subscribers to MVPDs in the middle of dispute after dispute.

Bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives on Thursday that would repeal “outdated regulations of the 1992 Cable Act.”

The NAB has made it clear it does not want any such action to occur.

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