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House Committee Approves Satellite Reauthorization Bill


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#1 OFFLINE   FTA Michael

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 07:53 AM

http://www.multichan...ink&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.
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#2 OFFLINE   SeaBeagle

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 12:50 AM

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

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 06:56 AM

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


Sadly, No!

The Satellite Home Viewer Reauthorization and Extension Act, which will likely have a new name by the time it is done, grants a blanket license to satellite operators to import distant TV network affiliate stations to viewers in a market who can't get a viewable version of their local affiliate.


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Posted 10 April 2011 - 09:38 AM

Sadly, No!


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.

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Posted 10 April 2011 - 10:31 AM

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


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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