NAB to FCC: Exclusivity rules protect local TV from cable behemoths

photo: Katy on the Hill

The National Association of Broadcasters is telling the Federal Communications Commission that the broadcast exclusivity rules that agency is proposing to eliminate “are more essential than ever” to counter growing consolidation in the pay TV market. […] numerous smaller and regional cable TV operators have been consolidated into nationwide mega-providers, said the NAB. These fewer, larger firms “have much greater control over subscription-based television (to say nothing of their near total control of the broadband-to-the-home market),” according the the NAB. – Thomas Mocarsky, Katy on the Hill