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Local U.S. TV stations press for 11th-hour piracy protections in USMCA

October 28, 2019 at 8:00 AM
As negotiations between House Democrats and the Trump administration over the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement near the finish line, local U.S. television stations are hoping they can squeeze in a fix to the deal they say will prevent Canadian and Mexican companies from pirating their signals. Broadcasting groups say Canadian and Mexican satellite and cable companies are taking signals from U.S. local TV stations in border cities like Buffalo, NY, and Yuma, AZ, and repackaging them without permission or fair compensation, depriving...

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