House To Vote On STELAR Satellite Bill


Author: John Eggerton
Coverage Type: reporting
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US Capitol, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, DC, 20515, United States

The US House of Representatives plans to vote on a House Commerce Committee version of satellite legislation that includes provisions preventing coordinated retransmission consent negotiations and other provisions pushed by cable operators.

The bill is co-authored by Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Communications Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), full committee ranking member Henry Waxman (D-CA), and Subcommittee ranking member Anna Eshoo (D-CA). The bill is now called the STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014 (H.R. 4572), or STELAR (dropping the "A' in Act). The bill, according to the committee, is backed by 21st Century Fox, ABC/Disney, the American Cable Association, the American Television Alliance, CBS, DirecTV & Dish Network, and the National Cable and Telecommunications Association.

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