Eshoo to Speak at ACA

The American Cable Association keeps bringing Washington big hitters to the plate.

ACA said Thursday that Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), ranking member of the House Communications Subcommittee, will speak April 2, joining an ACA Summit lineup that includes FCC chair Tom Wheeler and Aereo founder Chet Kanojia.

Eshoo has been pushing for retransmission consent reform legislation that would prevent blackouts during impasses. ACA has also been pushing for retrans reforms, and getting traction on Capitol Hill and at the FCC.

Eshoo will be interviewed by ACA chairwoman Colleen Abdoulah.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.