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Topic: retransmission consent

Dems and GOP Reach Compromise on Reauthorization of Satellite Bill

House commerce expected to approve on Thursday

A bill to reauthorize the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act, which ensures that 1.5 million rural cable subscribers will be able to receive programming from all the TV networks,…

Broadcast Group Pursues New Front in War With Pay TV

Group hopes to divert attention from retransmission consent reform

TVFreedom, a broadcast front group formed in response to the American Television Alliance, a cable and satellite front group, is leveraging consumer hatred of rising cable bills in a bid…

Diller: Aereo Is ‘Finished’ If It Loses Supreme Court Battle

Should it prevail, the company will expand to top U.S. markets

Should Aereo lose its impending U.S. Supreme Court case, backer Barry Diller believes it’ll be game over for the upstart distributor. Speaking to anchor Erik Schatzker during an appearance on Bloomberg…

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…

Supreme Court Soon to Consider Whether to Take Aereo Case

Could decide future of broadcast TV model

The Supreme Court may decide Jan. 10 whether to review broadcasters' beef against Aereo. The court will announce soon thereafter if it will hear the case in 2014. Broadcasters, including TV…

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