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Panelists discuss retransmission consent at the NAMIC Industry Policy Forum

Last week, the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) hosted a policy forum to discuss several key issues in the broadcast industry. The goal of the panel, which included representatives from the FCC, CTIA, Cox Communications, as well as the NAB’s own Marcellus Alexander, was to explain policy issues relevant to communications professionals- especially those who were unfamiliar with important regulations currently being legislated on Capitol Hill.

The Future of TV Blog was able to catch up with Marcellus following the NAMIC panel discussion:

Alexander, executive vice president of NAB Television, covered a wide range of issues with fellow panelists, with retransmission consent being the topic with the liveliest discussion. Alexander noted that retransmission consent is critical to local broadcasters’ ability to provide local news, lifesaving weather and community information, as well as high-value, top quality entertainment. Other issues discussed by the panel included spectrum allocation and open Internet.

October 6, 2011 at 1:12 pm Leave a comment

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