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Satellite Home Viewer Improvement Act of 1999 (SHVIA), Tit. I of the Intellectual Property and Communications Omnibus Reform Act of 1999, Pub. L. No. 106-113, 113 Stat. 1501, app. I, 1501A-521 (Nov. 29, 1999).


The Act modifying the Satellite Home Viewer Act of 1988. SHVIA permits satellite companies to provide local broadcast TV signals to all subscribers who reside in the local TV station's market. SHVIA also permits satellite companies to provide "distant" network broadcast stations to eligible satellite subscribers.