Washington remains a busy place for Broadcasters

Between STELA (Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act) reauthorization, continued speculation about the broadcast television spectrum auction and performance rights issues for radio, Washington, D.C. is a busy place for broadcasters. On June 10, the Senate Judiciary Committee introduced a Read more »

Another successful trip to D.C. for the MBA

During the last week in February, the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association took many of its board members to Washington, D.C. for the National Association of Broadcasters’ State Leadership Conference and then on to call on our members of Congress. The MBA Read more »

STELA reauthorization has major implications for broadcasters

Marci Burdick

One of the top issues in front of television broadcasters in early 2014 is, essentially, a satellite television issue.  STELA (Satellite Television Expansion and Localism Act) is a bill that allows for satellite television companies to provide distant broadcast signals, Read more »

Advertising tax deductibility challenge looms in 2014

The New Year brings a laundry list of legislative issues facing Massachusetts broadcasters. The “usual suspects” are still present; retransmission consent, the television spectrum auction and reallocation and radio’s performance tax. The biggest legislative fight for broadcasters in 2014, however, Read more »

NAB releases statment following Rep. Eshoo’s draft bill on retrans

National Association of Broadcasters President and CEO Gordon Smith released a statement yesterday regarding Representative Anna Eschoo’s (D-CA) draft bill on retransmission consent rules titled “The Video CHOICE (Consumers Have Options in Choosing Entertainment) Act.” The full language of Eshoo’s Read more »