CBS Broadcasting V Primetime 24
  • "CBS Broadcasting v. Primetime 24 involves a suit filed by CBS, Fox, and other affiliates against PrimeTime Co. for violating copyright in network television broadcasts by retransmitting signals to so-called "unserved households"


  • Is PrimTime's retransmission permitted by the Satellite Home Viewer Act of 1998 (SHVA), which provides a limited statutory license to satellite carriers


  • The Court found that PrimeTime failed to meet its burden per the SHVA of 1998, which would force PrimeTime to prove that it is not transmitting programming to households without an "over-the-air signal of a grade B intensity as defined by the FCC"
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