Final Note

FCC proposes to put an end to the NFL blackout rule

Kai Ryssdal Dec 18, 2013
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Final Note

FCC proposes to put an end to the NFL blackout rule

Kai Ryssdal Dec 18, 2013
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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.

So…we’ll see.

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.

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