Broadcasters have less than three weeks to send election notices to cable and DBS operators.  The election notices inform those operators of a broadcaster’s choice between must carry and retransmission consent and cover the January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2017 cycle.

Note that a commercial station that fails to send an election notice to a cable operator defaults to must carry status while failure to send an election notice to a DBS operator defaults the station to retransmission consent.

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