3/5/2014

The sports blackout rule should be maintained because it has boosted the amount of sports on TV by "encouraging broadcasters and professional sports leagues to reach deals for exclusive broadcast rights," the NFL said in a filing with the Federal Communications Commission. "If cable and satellite carriers were permitted to circumvent the contracts between sports leagues and broadcasters, the eventual result likely would be a decrease in the amount of professional sports on broadcast television," the NFL said.

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