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Shvira law

Discussion in 'Legislative and Regulatory Issues' started by bobmcl, Dec 14, 2004.

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  1. bobmcl

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    President Bush recently signed the new 'SHVIRA' law. Is there any where one can find out how that relates to someone in the Green Bay Market who subscribes to Directv.

    Thanks you.
     
  2. Msguy

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    Well as of right now There aren't any channels from neighboring markets being offered yet by direc tv but I suspect that shortly after the 1st of the year we may be seeing in many markets offerings of channels from nearby neighboring markets that are close to our homes that are carried on cable outlets now. Something that Direc Tv hasn't been able to offer yet but now can. I am waiting patiently just like you and many others are to find out what other significantly viewed channels will become available in my area.
     
  3. ethgil

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    I called directv to ask about when they might add significantly viewed channels, and they had no idea what I was talking about. They seem never to have heard of SHVIRA.
     
  4. gor88

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    ethgil,

    The CSR people have probably not been informed of significantly viewed yet, since the law was just signed. The powers that be at DirecTV will have to study the law and wait for the FCC to determine which SV channels will be available in each community. As I understand it, the law only allows the FCC to make the decision.

    Keep checking this forum. When a development occurs in this area, we will definitely post the info and discuss it very heavily. :)
     
  5. bobmcl

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    The law will not change the sports blackout rule, nor the laws for out of market local stations.

    There is nothing in the new law that would force DIRECTV to carry a station that cable imports from another area. You would have to ask DIRECTV directly to carry it.
     
  6. Gunny_Highway

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    Wait a minute, I thought the Senate hadnt even passed it yet, how could the POTUS have signed it?!

    This site shows that the most recent action on HR 4518 was its delivery to the senate. http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d108:HR04518:

    When I navigate here: http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/vote_menu_108_2.htm I see that the Senate has yet to even vote on it.

    Am I missing something?
     
  7. Bobby94928

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    It was attached to the Budget Bill. It got signed.
     
  8. Gunny_Highway

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    Yeah, I just finally read that it was attached to HR-4818. Thanks!
     
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