Broadcasters Howl Over Proposed Changes to Carriage Rules

Add-ons could kick them off basic cable tier

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Broadcasters are girding for a knock-down drag-out fight over a parade of horribles that might be added to the reauthorization of a little-known cable law commonly known as "Stela." The add-ons currently being negotiated between House GOP members on the commerce committee could change the rules of retransmission consent negotiations and result in broadcasters being knocked off basic cable tiers.

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