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House Committee Approves Satellite Reauthorization Bill

Discussion in 'Legislative and Regulatory Issues' started by FTA Michael, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. FTA Michael

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    http://www.multichannel.com/article...ion_Bill.php?nid=2226&source=link&rid=5207347

    "The House Energy & Commerce Committee Thursday approved reauthorization of the bill granting satellite operators a compulsory license to carry distant TV network station signals. The bill includes a provision allowing Dish network back into the distant network signal business in exchange for reaching all 210 markets."

    Lots of amendments, including one requiring Dish to carry non-commercial HD stations to all markets by 2011, which Dish says it can't do. Go read the Multichannel News story for all the details.
     
  2. SeaBeagle

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    Does this mean that a customer that lives is Seattle can receive TV stations from Los Angeles?
     
  3. fluffybear

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    Sadly, No!

     
  4. SeaBeagle

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    I wish this was like radio. One can listen to radio stations from like any market into any market. Why not TV? Does not make sense.
     
  5. fluffybear

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    Yes and No, With radio (just as with TV), I can receive out of market stations provided it is done over the air. There is no satellite service (that I am aware of) which allows me to listen to KFI (for example) here in Atlanta so I'm not sure if it is fair to compare the the two :)
     

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