Senate Commerce Schedules April 1 STELA Hearing

Joins Senate Judiciary and House Commerce in Weighing in on Satellite Bill

The Senate Commerce Committee has scheduled a Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act reauthorization hearing for April 1.

That follows a planned hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee March 26 on the bill, and the House Communications Subcommittee's approval of a draft bill March 25.

The committee has sought out input on whether or not that bill should include a number of proposed video market reforms, including retrans and cable rates.

The STELA bill has to pass by the end of the year or it sunsets.