NAB fights for legislative and regulatory policies that support broadcastersâ€? commitment to serving their local communities.
Narrow Satellite Legislation Should Expire as Congress Intended
The Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization (STELAR) should be allowed to expire at the end of 2019 - the date that Congress intentionally chose for this temporary law to sunset. Not only have its provisions become unnecessary due to dramatic changes in the media marketplace, but its reauthorization will harm some viewers who are being denied access to their local television stations. Broadcasters oppose STELAR reauthorization.
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A Performance Tax Threatens Local Jobs
For nearly a century, record labels and performers have thrived from airplay - which is essentially free advertising - from local radio stations. But as the big record labels struggle to keep profit margins high, they are urging Congress to impose a tax on these local radio stations that are, ironically, their greatest promotional tool. Broadcasters urge legislators to stand up for their local radio listeners by supporting the Local Radio Freedom Act, which opposes a performance tax.
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