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Aereo to Supreme Court: Bring It On! Streaming upstart service believes it’s on solid legal ground

Aereo, the streaming TV service that is facing numerous copyright lawsuits brought by broadcasters, on Thursday said it welcomes a review of the case before the U.S. Supreme Court. While…

December 12, 2013, 5:12 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

Rockefeller Wants to Give Online Video Services Parity With Cable But the bill is in for a fight from broadcasters and cable interests alike

Hoping to give cord-cutters more options and more content, Sen. Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) this afternoon will introduce a bill that offers online video services like Aereo and Netflix the same regulatory protections…

November 12, 2013, 12:15 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

Dish Takes Retransmission Standoff With Media General to FCC Accuses broadcaster of failing to negotiate in good faith

Dish Network took its retransmission fight with Media General to the Federal Communications Commission, filing a complaint against the broadcaster for not negotiating in good faith. Since Oct. 1, Media General…

October 18, 2013, 12:23 PM EDT

Lobbyist's Email Shows How Not to Make Your Case Time Warner Cable email to GOP touches a nerve with Dems

It's no secret in Washington that Time Warner Cable has been one of the biggest proponents of retransmission consent reform. The cable company has devoted considerable financial and lobbying resources…

October 4, 2013, 4:38 PM EDT

John Orlando Is CBS' New Top Lobbyist Promotion expected since Franks announced retirement 5 months ago

CBS named John Orlando the company's top lobbyist in Washington. As evp of government affairs, Orlando will oversee all the company's lobbying activities in Washington, D.C., as well as with…

October 2, 2013, 11:00 AM 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

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…

September 9, 2013, 5:28 PM EDT

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…

September 5, 2013, 12:09 PM EDT

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