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Topic: sports blackouts

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…

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…

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…

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…

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