Friday, February 27, 2009 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

Ferree: Satellite Video Regulatory Structure Outdated

Ken Ferree testified earlier this week at a House Communications, Technology, and the Internet subcommittee hearing on renewal of the Satellite Home Viewer Extension and Reauthorization Act. The crux of his argument: Congress should take into account the current competitive market for video delivery services and, specifically, they should amend rules that prevent DBS carriers from providing consumers signals from stations located within their state of residence and refrain from imposing enhanced carriage mandates on satellite video distributors.

Ken's written testimony can be found here and a webcast of hearing can be found here.

posted by Amy Smorodin @ 10:25 AM | Capitol Hill , Mass Media