Kerry: Consumers Need Retrans Protection

Sen. John Kerry held a “thoughtful dialog” on the retransmission consent regime at the Nov. 17 hearing on the issue. By the end, he advised the participants to try to find a way to negotiate those deals that would not result in consumer dislocations. He suggested that if such a solution is not found, the dialog would become government action.

Senate Releases Retrans Witness List

The Senate Communications, Technology and Internet Subcommittee, chaired by Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) released the witness list for Wednesday’s hearing on retransmission consent. As expected both representatives from Cablevision and News Corp. will go before the subcommittee.