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With Congress Back, Will Work Start on SHVIA?


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#1 OFFLINE   Chris Blount

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Posted 15 November 2004 - 06:08 AM

Congress will meet Tuesday for a lame duck session to catch up on items left on the burner when it adjourned in October for the elections.

It's expected the Senate will take a look at key satellite TV legislation, but it's not clear how soon Senate leaders will start work on a bill or if they will begin any serious work at all. Before the October break, the House passed a reauthorization of the Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act (SHVIA) that added extra items such as an eventual phase out of delivery of local TV channels to two dishes and allowing for private negotiations of royalty rate increases.

There could be two paths the Senate could take with legislation: It could pass a comprehensive satellite TV bill, such as the House legislation, or approve a short-term extension of expiring superstations/distant network signals provisions contained in SHVIA.

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