Originally published in Communications Daily on May 8, 2014.
“MVPDs have a clear agenda, cautioned Center for Boundless Innovation in Technology Director Fred Campbell. ‘The STELA license is set to expire at the end of the year unless Congress reauthorizes it, and MVPDs see the potential for Congressional action as an opportunity for broadcast television to meet its Waterloo,’ Campbell wrote in a blog post Wednesday (http://bit.ly/1o6u4HL). ‘They desire a decisive end to the compulsory copyright licenses, the retransmission consent provision in the Communications Act, and the FCC’s broadcast exclusivity rules — which would also be the end of local television stations.'”