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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…

March 12, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT

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…

March 6, 2014, 7:32 AM EST

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…

February 28, 2014, 4:37 PM EST

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…

February 13, 2014, 12:54 PM EST

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…

February 4, 2014, 3:38 PM EST

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…

January 10, 2014, 3:53 PM EST

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…

November 15, 2013, 3:26 PM EST

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…

October 31, 2013, 1:14 PM EDT

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…

October 7, 2013, 12:43 PM EDT

Ad Wars Heat Up in Washington Over Retransmission Reform Both sides target two House subcommittee hearings

Now that CBS and Time Warner Cable have resolved their retransmission consent differences (for now), the rhetoric is turning to Washington, where ads have been popping up in Capitol Hill…

September 11, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

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