FCC proposes to put an end to the NFL blackout rule
Share Now on:
This final note today: another item from the agenda of the Federal Communications Commission.
The FCC voted this week to review the dreaded blackout rule — most commonly observed in the National Football League.
It’s when a home game doesn’t sell and so is ‘blacked out’ on local television.
There is a catch, of course. Cable and satellite broadcasters would be allowed to broadcast games.
But the NFL could still impose a blackout if it was in the contract with the network.
But at least we’re not gonna have cell phones on planes is all I have to say. The CEO of Delta announced today they’re just not gonna allow it.
As a nonprofit news organization, our future depends on listeners like you who believe in the power of public service journalism.
Your investment in Marketplace helps us remain paywall-free and ensures everyone has access to trustworthy, unbiased news and information, regardless of their ability to pay.
Donate today — in any amount — to become a Marketplace Investor. Now more than ever, your commitment makes a difference.