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The SBCA is Excited to Announce the Election of Jan Farrell to Chair the OTARD Subcommittee

Washington, D.C., October 27, 2006 -- The Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association (SBCA) is excited to announce the election of Jan Farrell, Assistant General Counsel, DirecTV, Inc., to Chair the OTARD Subcommittee.  Farrell brings extensive experience working on regulatory issues and has been closely involved with the SBCA’s dealings on OTARD for seven years.

“I am honored to be elected by my peers to head the committee,” said Farrell.  “The OTARD Subcommittee is vital to helping protect the rights of the satellite installer as well as the viewer and I look forward to working with the SBCA and other committee members on these important issues.”

The OTARD Subcommittee is one of several subcommittees within the SBCA’s Regulatory Affairs Department.  It is responsible for evaluating, monitoring, enforcing, and educating interested parties on the workings of the Over-the-Air Reception Devices (OTARD) Rule.

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