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Organizations Accuse NFL of Coercing Stations to Buy Up Tickets to Avoid Blackout Comments to FCC on eliminating sports blackout rule due today

Did the National Football League strongarm broadcast networks and affiliates to purchase blocks of game tickets in order to avoid local blackouts during the 2013 season and to curry political…

February 24, 2014, 1:01 PM EST

Lawmakers Use Impending Blackout of Miami-Buffalo Game to Push New Law Sen. Blumenthal calls Sunday's Bills contest ‘exhibit A’

Latching onto the impending TV blackout of the Bills-Dolphins game in Buffalo, N.Y., on Sunday, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Rep. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.) took the opportunity to push for…

December 20, 2013, 6:04 PM EST

FCC Moves to End Sports Blackouts Proposal would end 40-year-old rule

The Federal Communications Commission officially set in motion late Wednesday a proposal to end the 40-year-old rule preventing a cable or satellite operator from carrying a National Football League game…

December 19, 2013, 11:36 AM EST

Senators Introduce Bill to Curb Sports Blackouts FANS Act would rewrite 50-year-old local broadcast rules

Never underestimate a lawmaker’s desire to make sure football games get aired in his market. Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), two lawmakers who have been outspoken on sports…

November 12, 2013, 4:36 PM EST

Clyburn's Last Acts as FCC Chair Include Proposal to Eliminate Sports Blackout Rule She made the most of her time in charge

No one can ever say that acting Federal Communications Commission chairwoman Mignon Clyburn was a benchwarmer during the six months she served as acting chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission.…

November 4, 2013, 11:31 AM EST

Senators Press FCC to Move On Sports Blackout Issue Petition to change decades-old rule was filed 18 months ago

Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Wednesday it's time for the Federal Communications Commission to take action on an 18-month-old petition to lift the sports blackout rule. For…

June 19, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

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