H.R.3452: FANS Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about sports and recreation
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Sponsor Brian Higgins, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Nov. 12, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 9, 2014
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Bill Summary

Furthering Access and Networks for Sports Act or the FANS Act - Amends the Sports Broadcasting Act of 1961 to deny the antitrust exemption for joint agreements covering the telecasting of sports contests to any league of clubs participating in professional football, baseball, basketball, or hockey contests that does not: (1) expressly prohibit sponsored telecast licensees of such league, and any agreement with any video licensee, from intentionally removing the live content of such league from a multichannel video programming distributor when such removal occurs during, or is related to a negotiation regarding, carriage of the league's games by such distributor; or (2) make a sponsored telecast of a game that is played in the home territory of a member club available to consumers, using an Internet platform, in any territory in which the game is not available for private viewing through a local television broadcast station or any available multichannel video programming distribut...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 9, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law.
Nov. 12, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.