Will retrans reform be part of satellite-TV measure?

02/18/2013 | MediaPost Communications

Satellite TV operators' push to have the reauthorization of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act include a provision to prevent blackouts during retransmission-consent negotiations has the backing of Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif. "Simply put consumers should not be held hostage when negotiators fail to come to an agreement," Eshoo said during a House subcommittee hearing last week.

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