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UPDATED: Cablevision Calls Tribune Crooks, Trib Says It's Getting Bullied Companies fight it out over retrans—WPIX dark

Another day, another battle in the retrans war. Cablevision subscribers in New York woke up this morning to find that CW flagship station WPIX had gone dark overnight as negotiations…

August 17, 2012, 11:52 AM EDT

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

Nexstar Sues Time Warner Cable Over Imported Stations Says TWC did not have permission to use signals

Nexstar Broadcasting wasted no time in taking legal steps to stop Time Warner Cable from importing three of the TV group's stations to replace six of the Hearst TV stations…

July 17, 2012, 4:50 PM 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

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

NAB's Smith Rejuvenates Broadcast Lobby Urges industry to 'use all the tools'

Gordon Smith, the former Senator from Oregon who took leadership of the National Association of Broadcasters more than two years ago, is putting the clout back in the broadcast lobby. In…

April 16, 2012, 4:18 PM 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

DirecTV Files Complaint With FCC Against Tribune In Retrans Fight Tribune says they never had a 'handshake deal' with DirecTV

The retransmission consent battle between DirecTV and Tribune escalated Monday with accusations, counter-accusations and the inevitable filing with the Federal Communications Commission by DirecTV. As of midnight March 31, 23 Tribune…

April 2, 2012, 5:54 PM EDT

Tribune to DirecTV: No Retrans Deal Handshake deal between companies fails in final hours

Tribune TV stations in 19 markets such as New York, Chicago and Los Angeles went dark on DirecTV at midnight March 31 when the two companies were unable to reach…

April 1, 2012, 9:29 AM EDT

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