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Legendary WCAU Sportscaster Bill Campbell Dies

COMMENTARY BY FRED CAMPBELL

Congress Shouldn’t Carry Water For Pay TV

Fred Campbell, executive director of the Center for Boundless Innovation in Technology: “Pay-TV providers want to have it both ways. They want the ability to blackout channels they don’t think they need while asking Congress to prevent broadcasters from withholding their programming when video providers refuse to pay. Enhancing the power of pay-TV providers over programming in this way might improve their bottom line, but it wouldn’t benefit consumers. Congress should just say no.”