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Topic: Retrans

SNL Kagan: Some Carriers Are Willing to Ditch Your Favorite Channels

Comcast, Scripps model low-drama deal in the midst of high-profile disputes

SNL Kagan analysts are predicting that carriage agreements will split into two different types over the coming years. The first type is exemplified by the quiet pact inked by Comcast and…

The Politics of Retrans

Why the fight between cable and TV stations is aimed at Congress

Make no mistake. The debate in Washington over the cause and remedy for the blackouts of TV stations on cable or satellite is more political posturing than anything else.  The fact…

Time Warner Cable and Hearst Reach a Deal

Retrans spat produced lawsuit

Hearst and Time Warner Cable have reached an agreement regarding the 16 stations in 14 markets blacked out of TWC's cable package as the two companies tried to come to…

Diller on Aereo Victory: 'We Were on the Side of the Angels'

Says service will expand to other major markets in 2013

Broadcasters moved today to file an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals in New York, following the District Court's decision yesterday to hand upstart Aereo its first legal victory.…

Imported Signals in Retrans Fight Raise Regulatory Questions

Time Warner-Hearst standoff escalates over out-of-market programming

The retransmission standoff between Hearst Television and Time Warner Cable is about to become a three-way fight over the out-of-market TV stations TWC is importing to replace some of the…

Hearst and Time Warner Cable Part Ways Over Retrans

TWC drops ABC, NBC affiliates from packages

Hearst and Time Warner are slugging it out over retransmission consent fees, and 13 stations in 11 markets are feeling the pinch today. Six ABC affiliates including KITV (Honolulu), WMTW…

Broadcasters, Aereo to Face Off Next Week Over Copyrights

Stakes are high for preserving broadcast business model

Broadcasters will face off with pay TV upstart Aereo next week over claims that Aereo is retransmitting TV signals without permission in violation of the U.S. Copyright Act. The U.S. District…

Play Ball: Tribune, DirecTV Sign New Carriage Deal

Pact restores games access to more than 5 million viewers

Just in time for baseball season, Tribune Broadcasting and DirecTV signed a new carriage agreement covering Tribune's 23 TV stations in 19 markets and the national cable network WGN America. The…

Retrans Rumble: Broadcasters Slam Time Warner Cable

NAB takes TWC to task for retrans position

By all measures, Time Warner Cable had a terrific quarter and that was just the opening the National Association of Broadcasters needed to come out swinging against the cable operator…

Lawmakers Fret Over Potential Super Bowl Blackout in Boston

DirecTV, Sunbeam urged to put aside differences for big game

The potential blackout of the Super Bowl on DirecTV in Boston has got lawmakers fretting and dashing off letters. Both U.S. senators from Massachusetts, Scott Brown (R) and John Kerry…

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