Retransmission Consent Should Apply to Canadian Cable and Satellite Companies

For years Canadian cable and satellite companies have used U.S. TV signals to enhance the value of their services.  Unfortunately, they have never paid U.S. stations.  This problem is particularly relevant to TV stations in Buffalo, Rochester, Watertown and Plattsburgh.

Last week NYSBA sent a letter to Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. Trade representative asking him to include this issue in the next round of negotiations with Canada.  The letter is being sent to all members of the NY delegations.  Congressman Brian Higgins (Buffalo) has been active on this issue.

To see a copy of our letter click HERE.

To see Congressman Higgins’s letter click HERE.

 

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