04.09.2007 10:59 AM
The RTNDA Commends The NFL’s Decision To Broaden Local TV Sideline Coverage
With the 2007 NFL draft happening later this month, football is on the minds of many local broadcasters. After the NFL recently lifted the ban on local TV crews from the sideline, the RTNDA has expressed their approval.

In 2006, the league instituted a rule barring local television camera crews from the sidelines during games. The RTNDA argued that rule discriminated against journalists and blocked the media’s right to disseminate public information.

At recent league meetings, team owners agreed to change the rule. Ten video crews—five from the local market of each team—are now allowed to cover games from the sidelines. The NFL expects the stations to pool their coverage. The RTNDA praised the change, saying that it will provide fans with improved game coverage.


Comments
Post New Comment
If you are already a member, or would like to receive email alerts as new comments are
made, please login or register.

Enter the code shown above:

(Note: If you cannot read the numbers in the above
image, reload the page to generate a new one.)

No Comments Found




Thursday 10:05 AM
NAB Requests Expedited Review of Spectrum Auction Lawsuit
“Broadcasters assigned to new channels following the auction could be forced to accept reductions in their coverage area and population served, with no practical remedy.” ~NAB


 
Featured Articles
News Technology
News Technology
Discover TV Technology