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U.S. Senator Richard Burr says he supports broadcasters in a dispute with cable and satellite companies.

Broadcasters started the Keep My TV campaign to raise awareness about a bill they believe would hurt local t.v. It concerns retransmission consent, which means cable and satellite companies must pay over the air broadcasters for the right to offer their channels to customers.

An alliance of cable companies says broadcasters are asking for higher retransmission rates, which lead to higher bills. Broadcasters argue cable and satellite providers pay for the other channels they offer. Plus, the money allows broadcasters to offer local news, sports and weather, something Senator Burr said is an integral part of every community.
"We've got an obligation to the American people to see that local t.v. is broadcast in a local fashion and it's important that other cable outlets and satellite outlets work their own deals with the local broadcasters," says Senator Burr.

If you want your voice heard, you can call the Keep My TV action hotline at 855-988-1188 or click here.


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