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New Group Formed to Defend Retransmission Consent

Fights between broadcasters and pay TV over carriage deals always makes for good copy, and a new coalition in Washington is about to make sure there's a lot more for the press to chew launched today to defend broadcasters and "tell the truth" about the U.S. video marketplace.

Rockefeller Wants to Give Online Video Services Parity With Cable

Hoping to give cord-cutters more options and more content, Sen. Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) this afternoon will introduce a bill that offers online video services like Aereo and Netflix the same regulatory protections as cable and satellite TV.

Hearing on Satellite TV Act Turns Into State of Video Hearing

A hearing on a 25-year-old law law governing whether or not satellite TV services can carry out-of-market signals quickly broadened into a discussion on the state of video.

Sen. Jim DeMint to Exit Senate

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), one of the most conservative voices in Congress, said this morning that he is leaving in January to take a position as president of Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.