Senator urges Ohioans to tackle FCC over sports blackouts

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Senator urges Ohioans to tackle FCC over sports blackouts

WKYC — U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown is encouraging Ohioans to contact the FCC during a public comment period on the Sports Blackout Rule.

The FCC is planning to reconsider the 1970s-era rule that allows leagues, such as the NFL, to black out broadcasts in local markets when a game does not sell out.

At the request of Brown, the FCC released a petition urging the agency to open the subject for public feeback. It’s the first step in a long process toward possible repeal.

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