New Bill In NY State: Cable Companies Required To Offer Independent Local News

October 28, 2019

In the wake of Verizon’s decision to end its contract with RNN-TV to produce FiOS1 News, there has been a lot of attention paid to the demise of hyper local TV stations and newspapers. Now, two lawmakers in New York have a plan to help revive the local media landscape. Richard French speaks with New York Senator Thomas Abinati (D) and New York State Assemblyman Kevin Thomas (D) about a bill they are sponsoring that would require cable companies to offer local news that is independently produced.