New Legislation Calls for Satellite Carriage of Local TV Service

Nov 18, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Satellite carriers EchoStar and DirecTV would have to offer local TV station service to all 210 markets under legislation being prepared by Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), B&C reports.

The Senator is preparing to submit an amendment to the Senate Commerce Committee version of the satellite reauthorization bill. A House version of new local carriage legislation would make the move voluntary, if EchoStar wants to re-enter the distant-signal business.

–Elizabeth Jensen


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