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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…

July 24, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

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…

July 20, 2012, 5:38 AM EDT

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.…

July 12, 2012, 5:08 PM EDT

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…

July 10, 2012, 8:30 PM EDT

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…

July 10, 2012, 1:47 PM EDT

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…

May 23, 2012, 10:55 AM EDT

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…

April 5, 2012, 9:10 AM EDT

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…

January 27, 2012, 12:30 PM EST

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…

January 24, 2012, 5:46 PM EST

DirecTV, Fox Reach Carriage Deal Last-minute agreement prevents blackout

After the usual huffing and puffing in public, DirecTV and Fox Networks finally reached a carriage agreement about six hours before channels such as FX, Nat Geo, and 13 regional…

October 31, 2011, 8:46 PM EDT

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