Sports Act Draws Hill Scrutiny

Apr 3, 2009  •  Post A Comment

The Sports Broadcasting Act is drawing some interest and may come under scrutiny in Congress, Broadcasting & Cable reports. The 1961 antitrust exemption enables the NFL to collectively negotiate for television rights, which Senate Commerce Committee minority staffer Ivy Johnson said was made at a time when the bargain included the NFL offering free, over-the-air games, before the advent of cable, the trade paper says.
—Aimee Picchi

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