Congressman Steve Scalise (R-LA) plans to introduce legislation this month titled “Next Generation Television Marketplace Act.”

Even though some provisions of the act, such as the repeal of the local media ownership limits, are favorable to the broadcasters, the NAB strongly opposes the bill because it eliminates fundamental local broadcast rights such as retransmission consent and must carry obligations.

This is not the first time Congressman Scalise is attempting to introduce this bill – it was originally introduced in 2011 but had no support from the other House members.

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