November 26, 2008
Broadcasters seek Congress’ ear on sports
The broadcast industry is urging Congress not to allow major U.S. sporting events to become the exclusive domain of cable and satellite television.
The National Association of Broadcasters board has directed its staff to
work with policymakers to make sure that people who only have on-air TV available to them will be able to tune in to the big games, The Hill reported Wednesday.
Wharton said the issue involves publicly funded colleges.
They're saying 15 to 20 percent of society "¦ are not entitled to have access (to the games), he said.
The question is whether college presidents should be complicit in this.