ACA Calls for Retrans Reform, Decries Costs

American Cable Association Chairwoman Colleen Abdoulah kicked off the ACA's 19th Washington Summit in Washington, DC, with a call for modernized retransmission consent rules in addition to action on escalating sports programming costs for ACA members.

"We all know that the retransmission consent law is out of date," Abdoulah said. "Modernizing this law would demonstrate that Congress is capable of acting on overwhelming evidence that broadcasters are abusing their market power to swell their bottom line."
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