A Loophole in an FCC Rule Imperils Local TV News

The Wall Street Journal
June 27, 2023

Robert McDowell, partner and co-chair of Cooley’s global communications practice group, authored “A Loophole in an FCC Rule Imperils Local TV News” in The Wall Street Journal, noting the shift from cable and satellite companies to streaming services, as well as the outdated 1992 US Federal Communications Commission rule requirement for cable and satellite television companies to negotiate directly with local broadcasters to carry their signals.

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