Dish Pushes Senate For Retrans Changes In STELA Renewal

Law360, New York (March 26, 2014, 2:59 PM EDT) -- Dish Network urged lawmakers on Wednesday to use the necessary renewal of the soon-expiring Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act as a vehicle to make major changes to the way pay-TV providers and broadcasters negotiate over retransmission consent.

The push comes one day after a House subcommittee approved a mostly so-called clean reauthorization bill for STELA, which provides compulsory copyright licenses for satellite companies to import “distant” TV network programming into areas that don't receive it through the air.

The law's distant licensing provision is set...
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