FCC's McDowell: Don't expect big changes in retrans stance

FCC member Robert McDowell had some disappointing insights for those hoping for radical changes in the way today's retransmission consent works. Nothing big is in the works, McDowell said during a public discussion with NAB President-CEO Gordon Smith.

"The commission's power is limited to looking at the good-faith dichotomy," he said, and asking for more for broadcasting content does not constitute "bad faith" negotiations.

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