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telcodad
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Re: FCC Chief Proposing to End U.S. Rule on Cable Program Shari

This article just appeared on the Broadcasting & Cable site:

Sources: FCC Order Lifting Exclusivity Ban Is Mostly Intact
Additional proposed protections for access to RSNs and other programming will be teed up in separate rulemaking proposal

By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable - October 4, 2012
»www.broadcastingcable.com/articl···tact.php


telcodad
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2 edits
An article on the Broadcasting & Cable site now that "according to sources," the FCC has now voted to sunset the ban on exclusive contracts:

FCC Sunsets Ban on Exclusive Contracts
Vote is 5-0,with commissioner Robert McDowell concurring on the NRPM

By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable - October 5, 2012
»www.broadcastingcable.com/articl···acts.php

EDIT: A follow-up article:

FCC Exclusivity Ban Sunset Draws Interested Stares
Rockefeller warns Congress might have to step in if anticompetitive behavior is spurred

By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable - October 5, 2012
»www.broadcastingcable.com/articl···ares.php

EDIT2: And:

Commissioners Weigh In On Access Ban Votes
Chairman focuses on protections that remain for program access

By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable - October 5, 2012
»www.broadcastingcable.com/articl···otes.php