NAB, NRB against Next Generation Television Marketplace Act


NAB / National Association of BroadcastersThe Video CHOICE Act and Next Generation Television Marketplace Act, which seek to re-write/modernize much of the 1934 Communications Act and bring an end to channels going dark over retransmission contract disputes between broadcasters and MVPD providers, has gotten some pushback from the NAB and National Religious Broadcasters (NRB).

Reps. Anna Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren (both D-CA), introduced the Video CHOICE (Consumers Have Options in Choosing Entertainment) Act: “My bill would put an end to broadcast television blackouts and ensure consumers aren’t held hostage by a dispute they have no control over,”

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Carl has been with RBR-TVBR since 1997 and is currently Managing Director/Senior Editor. Residing in Northern Virginia, he covers the business of broadcasting, advertising, programming, new media and engineering. He’s also done a great deal of interviews for the company and handles our ever-growing stable of bylined columnists.