Retransmission Consent Is Super Mess for Super Bowl City
Luckily, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) have a plan. H.R. 3675 and S. 2008, the Next Generation Television Marketplace Act of 2011, sponsored by Rep. Scalise and Sen. DeMint, would repeal, among other things, must-carry and retransmission consent rules. Good news for consumers and Boston sports fans and the next city that gets held hostage by the FCC and broadcasters.
It is ludicrous to think that a country that prides itself on technological advances and the biggest market for the Super Bowl that a government created problem would actually threaten the viewing of one of the world’s most popular sporting events in a city that is participating in the event.