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WOWT NBC Omaha is joining television stations across the nation in asking for your help. Congress is, right now, considering legislation that puts FREE TV in jeopardy.
The Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA) allows satellite providers to retransmit the signal of TV stations outside of a subscribers' immediate area or the signal from superstations, like TBS or WGN. The STELA Act is set to expire at the end of 2014.
Should Congress decide to reauthorize STELA, broadcasters are strongly encouraging lawmakers to reject proposals that would expand the scope of the distant signal license. In essence, we want people who live in and around Omaha/Council Bluffs to see local television station content, not content from a station hundreds of miles away.
The safety of viewers during severe weather and covering local breaking news in your neighborhood is something WOWT 6 News prides itself on and we want to guarantee that you continue to have access, for free. Please take a moment to contact your representatives in Congress.