"American Cable Association chair Colleen Abdoulah plans to tell the Senate Commerce Committee Tuesday that the 1992 Cable Act is outdated and due for an overhaul, ........."
Among her recommendations for updates are .............and, in an apparent nod to Aereo and others, allowing pay-TV providers to employ "new and innovative technologies that allow consumers to receive broadcast signals over-the-air,
" rather than paying for them via retrans consent."
I wonder if the programming suppliers would allow broadcasters to claim we are "just an extension of the consumers' own antenna", rather than stations having to pay for the programming we now purchase.
Frankly, broadcasters ought to be running spots that tell people to buy an antenna, and quit paying.....as well as having a backup for cable and satellite outages.