- U.S. Congress, U.S. Senate, FCC, President of the United States, The Judiciary, NAB
- United States of America
On December 1, 2006, a federal court judge ordered a permanent injunction against EchoStar (owners of Dish Network) from delievering distant network signals of ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC from New York and Los Angeles. This made customers who lived in rural areas or don't get locals on satellite upset. DirecTV wasn't affected.
We think that the Satellite Home Viewer Extenstion and Reauthorization Act (SHVERA) is unfair and unconstitional. We have dual feeds of Nickelodeon and Disney Channel, but why not ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX. In Canada, satellite providers like BellExpressVU and StarChoice offered distant network feeds from the American Networks (ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox) from either Boston and Seattle, and Canadian TV stations from all over Canada which is included, but why not here in the United States.
We think the federal law that you can't get a another market's locals (i.e. If you lived in Chicago, and wanted to see the Los Angeles stations, but it's against federal law) is totally unfair and unconstitional. It's time the Federal Judge needs to reconsider his permanent injuntion decision and reinstate the distant local feeds (From New York City and Los Angeles) to Dish Network.
Also, write to your congressman, senators, the Federal Communications Commssion, the National Assoication of Broadcasters, or even the President of the United States that the SHVERA law is unfair. It's time that the federal law should be changed for the better.
We, the undersigned, believe that the Satellite Home Viewer Extenstion and Reauthorization Act (SHVERA) is unfair and stuck down as unconstitional. We here to sign the petition to abolish the law.
The Abolish The Satellite Home Viewer Extenstion and Reauthorization Act petition to U.S. Congress, U.S. Senate, FCC, President of the United States, The Judiciary, NAB was written by Spencer Karter and is in the category Television at GoPetition.