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Topic: Retrans

Supreme Court Effectively Puts Aereo Out of Business

'Aereo is not simply an equipment provider'

The official word on Aereo came down from the Supreme Court today, and the word is "no."  The ruling came down 6-3 against the streaming TV company. In an opinion written…

Dems Find Fault With Draft to Reauthorize Satellite Bill

Politics could derail proposal

A proposed bill to reauthorize the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act, or Stela for short, may please broadcasters, cable and satellite companies, but politics on the communications and technology…

Broadcasters Quash Proposal to Change Basic Tier Rule [Updated]

Draft bill won't kick broadcasters off

Update: Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), chairman of the communications and technology subcommittee, on Thursday released a discussion draft to reauthorize the law that allows satellite providers to carry distant TV signals…

Broadcasters Howl Over Proposed Changes to Carriage Rules

Add-ons could kick them off basic cable tier

Broadcasters are girding for a knock-down drag-out fight over a parade of horribles that might be added to the reauthorization of a little-known cable law commonly known as "Stela." The…

Moonves: Big Bang Theory Will Move to Accommodate NFL Games

Broadcast’s top scripted series expected to shift to Monday nights

In a bid to accommodate the hulking bruiser that is the National Football League, Leonard, Sheldon, Penny and the rest of The Big Bang Theory crew next fall will be…

New Group Formed to Defend Retransmission Consent

Will counter pay TV group

Fights between broadcasters and pay TV over carriage deals always makes for good copy, and a new coalition in Washington is about to make sure there's a lot more for…

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear ABC Vs. Aereo

Copyright case could determine future of streaming, cloud storage and broadcasting

Aereo will get its day in court. The Supreme Court of the U.S. Friday afternoon issued an order granting review of ABC Inc. v. Aereo. At stake is the future of…

Media General Lashes Back at Dish in FCC Filing

Carriage deal expired Oct. 1

The retransmission fight between Media General and Dish is now being waged at the Federal Communications Commission. In a filing with the agency, Media General all but called Dish a…

CBS Blackout Took a Bite Out of Time Warner Cable Earnings

Operator loses 306,000 subs, $122 million

While there was little doubt that CBS on Sept. 2 walked away the victor in its month-long feud with Time Warner Cable, it wasn’t until this morning that the cost…

Time Warner Cable Buys DukeNet for $600 Million

Local fiber optic network sold in cash deal

It's been true for a while now that new cable subscribers are fairly thin on the ground—Time Warner Cable has picked an innovative way to make up the shortfall today…

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