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Topic: Retrans

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…

Bill Seeks to Grant FCC Authority to Stop Blackouts

Rep. Eshoo takes aim at reforming retransmission consent

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), ranking member of the House subcommittee on communications and technology, just made Wednesday's upcoming hearing interesting by publishing a discussion draft of a bill intended to…

Retrans Reform Advocates Pin Hopes On Satellite Bill

Hearings next week present two days of opportunity

Retransmission reform advocates think they've got an opening to convince Congress it's time to change the law that leads to blackouts like the one between CBS and Time Warner Cable…

FCC Trying to End CBS-Time Warner Cable Standoff

But its influence is limited to pressuring the antagonists

The Federal Communications Commission is trying to use its powers of persuasion to end the standoff between CBS and Time Warner Cable. With the standoff now in its 26th day (retrans…

What's Taking Time Warner and CBS So Long?

Carriage fight threatens to extend into NFL season

CBS made a point of announcing this morning that it had signed a three-year deal with Verizon for distribution over its FiOS TV service, which closed out the second quarter…

Time Warner Cable Pulls the Plug on CBS

Network’s signal goes dark in New York; Los Angeles and Dallas to follow

CBS has gone dark in New York. In the latest development in the ongoing carriage dispute between CBS and the Time Warner Cable, the local affiliate went off the air this…

CBS Delivers Record Profits in Q2

Network soars on 11 percent increase in ad sales revenue

A strong finish to the broadcast season and a breakout summer hit helped CBS Corp. amass the greatest quarterly profit in its history. Second quarter net income rose 11 percent to…

CBS, Time Warner Cable Carriage Beef Escalates

Network could go dark in NYC, LA

After weeks of quietly working to hash out a new carriage deal, CBS and Time Warner Cable are no closer to reaching an agreement than they were on the day…

Burke: NBC Is Leaving $1 Billion on the Table

Network exec vows to gain equal footing with rivals

NBC is consisting on crumbs while its broadcast television rivals dine like kings, and Steve Burke is fed up. Speaking to investors Thursday at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2012…

UPDATED: Cablevision Calls Tribune Crooks, Trib Says It's Getting Bullied

Companies fight it out over retrans—WPIX dark

Another day, another battle in the retrans war. Cablevision subscribers in New York woke up this morning to find that CW flagship station WPIX had gone dark overnight as negotiations…

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