FCC Would End TV Sports Blackout Rule

Sports fans could find it easier to catch certain local games on television under a proposal released on Friday by a federal regulator to end a long-standing blackout rule.

Acting Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Mignon Clyburn is proposing to eliminate the sports blackout rule, which currently prevents cable and satellite television providers from airing National Football League or other professional games if they are blacked out on local TV stations because of low attendance.

The change means that pay-television providers would be able to air a game even if local broadcast stations were blocked.

Read the rest of this post on the original site »


Must-Reads from other Websites

Panos Mourdoukoutas

Why Apple Should Buy China’s Xiaomi

Paul Graham

What I Didn’t Say

Benjamin Bratton

We Need to Talk About TED

Mat Honan

I, Glasshole: My Year With Google Glass

Chris Ware

All Together Now

Corey S. Powell and Laurie Gwen Shapiro

The Sculpture on the Moon

About Voices

Along with original content and posts from across the Dow Jones network, this section of AllThingsD includes Must-Reads From Other Websites — pieces we’ve read, discussions we’ve followed, stuff we like. Six posts from external sites are included here each weekday, but we only run the headlines. We link to the original sites for the rest. These posts are explicitly labeled, so it’s clear that the content comes from other websites, and for clarity’s sake, all outside posts run against a pink background.

We also solicit original full-length posts and accept some unsolicited submissions.

Read more »