Topic: retransmission consent

CBS, Time Warner End Carriage Standoff

Broadcaster’s signal back up in N.Y., L.A., Dallas

With less than a week to go before the start of the 2013 NFL season, CBS and Time Warner Cable have finally come to terms on a new carriage agreement. One…

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…

Fed-Up Time Warner Cable Customers File Class-Action Suits

Retrans disputes and blackouts drag on

Time Warner Cable—embroiled in two retransmission consent disputes, one with CBS and the other with Journal Broadcast Group—has its hands full on both fronts as the blackouts drag on. The cable…

FCC Acting Chairwoman Threatens to Step Into CBS, Time Warner Cable Standoff

Clyburn says she is 'really distressed'

Federal Communications Commission acting chairwoman Mignon Clyburn threatened Friday to take action if CBS and Time Warner Cable are unable to resolve their differences over the retransmission fees for carrying…

Blackout Has Negligible Impact on CBS Ratings

Declines for Under the Dome, but overall deliveries are steady

While the four-day blackout of the CBS signal in select Time Warner Cable markets thus far has had a negligible impact on prime-time ratings, the broadcaster did see some shrinkage…

Time Warner Cable Takes Its Fight With CBS to the FCC

The watchdog is powerless, though

Never mind that the Federal Communications Commission has repeatedly said it has at best limited authority, if not none, to intervene in retransmission disputes, but Time Warner Cable decided to…

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 Is Facing Potential Blackouts in NYC, Dallas and L.A.

CBS, Time Warner Cable scrap coming down to the wire

With time running out on an emergency carriage deal extension, CBS Corp. CEO Les Moonves on Tuesday told employees that the network was in danger of going dark in a…

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…

Marty Franks, CBS' Top Lobbyist, to Retire

Helped turn retrans into lucrative revenue stream for TV nets

Marty Franks, CBS' top honcho in Washington for 25 years and one of broadcasting's most influential lobbyists, is retiring Sept. 30. Helping CBS turn retransmission consent negotiations into a lucrative, nine-figure…