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John Eggerton

Broadcast-Friendlier STAVRA Bill Circulated

A new version of the Satellite Television Access and Viewer Rights Act (STAVRA), which is scheduled to be marked up Sept. 17 in the Senate Commerce Committee, was circulated late Friday, according to a copy obtained by B&C. ...

Free Press To Protest At Comcast Headquarters

Free Press is organizing a protest Monday (Sept. 15) outside Comcast's Philadelphia headquarters. ...

'Hallmark Hall of Fame' Moves to Cable

It's not exactly on the level of cable's siphoning of big-ticket sports, but premieres of Hallmark Hall of Fame specials are moving from broadcast to cable. ...

NAB Donates $10,000 to Honor Murdered Journalists

The National Association of Broadcasters said Friday it was donating $10,000 to the Committee to Protect Journalists in honor of James Foley and Steven Sotloff, the American journalists murdered by ISIS terrorists while covering the war in Syria. ...

Bounce TV Criticizes Retrans Reforms

Bounce TV says that the retransmission consent changes being considered in a Senate Commerce Committee satellite reauthorization bill will do "serious harm" to many affiliates that helped launch Bounce on their multicast channels. ...



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