Five U.S. Senators tell FCC: “We believe it is time for the NFL’s blackout policy to come to an end”

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Five U.S. Senators tell FCC: “We believe it is time for the NFL’s blackout policy to come to an end”

SportsFans.org — Today, Sens. Richard Blumenthal, Sherrod Brown, Tom Harkin, Frank Lautenberg, and Debbi Stabenow submitted a letter to the FCC supporting the agency’s review of its sports blackout rules. The senators addressed the National Football League’s blackout policy, writing: “We believe it is time for the NFL’s blackout policy to come to an end.” They also addressed Major League Baseball’s “byzantine set of broadcast restrictions that results in blackouts,” as well as the retransmission consent disputes that frustrate fans.

The letter was submitted as part of the agency’s request for public comment on a petition filed by Sports Fans Coalition and other public interest groups asking the agency to eliminate its sports blackout rule.

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