All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘broadcasters’

NFL Blackout Rule Nixed by FCC, but Games Could Still Go Dark

The Federal Communications Commission has made a huge move, eliminating the sports blackout rules that have been in place for nearly four decades. The rules, which prohibited cable and satellite providers from airing sports events which were blacked out in local broadcast markets due to lack of stadium sellouts, will no longer be enforced by the Commission. But that doesn’t …

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Pat Summerall Dies; Sportscaster Was 82

Sports broadcaster Pat Summerall has died at the age of 82. According to an Associated Press report, Summerall died at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center on Tuesday following a heart attack. Summerall played in the NFL from 1952 until 1961. After retiring from his playing career, Summerall joined CBS sports as a commentator. He began as a color …

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Canadian Supreme Court Rules ISPs Not Broadcasters

Is an ISP a broadcaster? The Canadian Supreme Court doesn’t seem to think so. Canada’s Supreme Court, in a ruling this morning, says that ISPs are not subject to the same rules that broadcasters are. Cultural groups argued that since ISPs distribute content, they should be considered a broadcaster according to The Globe and Mail. “An ISP does not engage …

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