President Obama Signs Satellite TV Bill

President Obama has signed into law the Satellite Television and Localism Act, which extends the ability of rural satellite subscribers to access broadcast channels.

The legislation passed Congress despite efforts by some lawmakers to include provisions that would have overhauled retransmission consent negotiations across the industry. Broadcasters opposed any such an effort, arguing that such reforms should come in the form of standalone legislation.

The legislation was passed in the House and the Senate in November.

The legislation extends authorization for satellite subscribers to access farway broadcast channels through Dec. 31, 2019.

 

More Biz

  • Sumner Redstone

    Sumner Redstone's Ex-Girlfriend Fights With Nurse For Access to Secret Tapes

    President Obama has signed into law the Satellite Television and Localism Act, which extends the ability of rural satellite subscribers to access broadcast channels. The legislation passed Congress despite efforts by some lawmakers to include provisions that would have overhauled retransmission consent negotiations across the industry. Broadcasters opposed any such an effort, arguing that such […]

  • Disney-Fox Deal Sets Up Scramble for

    Disney-Fox Deal Unleashes Flood of Free-Agent Executives, Talent

    President Obama has signed into law the Satellite Television and Localism Act, which extends the ability of rural satellite subscribers to access broadcast channels. The legislation passed Congress despite efforts by some lawmakers to include provisions that would have overhauled retransmission consent negotiations across the industry. Broadcasters opposed any such an effort, arguing that such […]

  • Paul Haggis Lawsuit

    Paul Haggis Hit With Lawsuit for Alleged Rape, Claims a $9 Million Shakedown

    President Obama has signed into law the Satellite Television and Localism Act, which extends the ability of rural satellite subscribers to access broadcast channels. The legislation passed Congress despite efforts by some lawmakers to include provisions that would have overhauled retransmission consent negotiations across the industry. Broadcasters opposed any such an effort, arguing that such […]

  • Sirius Logo

    SiriusXM Hit With Big Rate Hike by Copyright Royalty Board

    President Obama has signed into law the Satellite Television and Localism Act, which extends the ability of rural satellite subscribers to access broadcast channels. The legislation passed Congress despite efforts by some lawmakers to include provisions that would have overhauled retransmission consent negotiations across the industry. Broadcasters opposed any such an effort, arguing that such […]

  • Warner Music Group Logo

    Warner Music Taking Disciplinary Action Against Exec VP Jeff Fenster for Sexual Harassment

    President Obama has signed into law the Satellite Television and Localism Act, which extends the ability of rural satellite subscribers to access broadcast channels. The legislation passed Congress despite efforts by some lawmakers to include provisions that would have overhauled retransmission consent negotiations across the industry. Broadcasters opposed any such an effort, arguing that such […]

  • Leonardo Da Vinci Salvator Mundi Auction

    How a Restored da Vinci Became the Most Expensive Artwork Ever

    President Obama has signed into law the Satellite Television and Localism Act, which extends the ability of rural satellite subscribers to access broadcast channels. The legislation passed Congress despite efforts by some lawmakers to include provisions that would have overhauled retransmission consent negotiations across the industry. Broadcasters opposed any such an effort, arguing that such […]

  • Adele Grammys

    After Disney-Fox Acquisition, Should Movie Business Be Wary of What Happened to the Music Industry?

    President Obama has signed into law the Satellite Television and Localism Act, which extends the ability of rural satellite subscribers to access broadcast channels. The legislation passed Congress despite efforts by some lawmakers to include provisions that would have overhauled retransmission consent negotiations across the industry. Broadcasters opposed any such an effort, arguing that such […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content