STELA Hearing Rescheduled For March 12

The House Communications Subcommittee has rescheduled its hearing on the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA) for March 12 at 10:30 a.m.

It had been scheduled for March 5, but snow and scheduling issues apparently pushed it back.

There has also been some pushback on proposals said to have been on the table that would have taken away basic tier mandates for retrans stations.

Among the scheduled witnesses is Michael Powell, president of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association.

John Eggerton

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.