By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 8-30-21

Cable operators want the FCC to reconsider whether broadcasters should be able to use carriage of their primary ATSC 1.0 TV station signal to leverage carriage of new ATSC 3.0 signals, as is the case under current FCC rules.

That came in a meeting between NCTA representatives and Media Bureau officials last week to talk about the National Association of Broadcasters petition related to ATSC 3.0 carriage.

Back in 2017, MVPDs and others asked the FCC to carve out the new ATSC 3.0 signals from retrans negotiations, but the FCC decided not to do so.  » Read More