No Cussin’ on Satellite? Hill Leaders Plan to Press for Indecency Parity

No Cussin’ on Satellite? Hill Leaders Plan to Press for Indecency Parity
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Republican leaders of the House and Senate Commerce Committees told broadcasters they would push for parity between broadcasters and cable and satellite when it comes to regulating content.
Speaking to a group of broadcasters gathered for NAB’s State Leadership Conference, Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, and House Commerce Committee Chairman Joe Barton, R-Texas, vowed to introduce legislation to make broadcasters, cable and satellite broadcasters subject to the same indecency rules, Reuters reported.
The FCC treats subscription services, such as cable and satellite TV and radio, differently than over-the-air broadcasters in this regard. Indeed, the more relaxed standard is why Howard Stern has said he plans to leave Infinity for Sirius Satellite Radio.
Asked for comment by RW Online, Sirius declined to comment and XM did not immediately respond.

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