Topic: retransmission consent

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…

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…

Retrans Fight Brewing Between Tribune and DirecTV

Current contract between companies expires March 31

Tribune, owner of 23 TV stations in 16 markets, including some of the nation's largest, is threatening to pull its signals and the WGN America cable network from DirecTV if…

Aereo to Broadcasters: 'We're Entirely Legal'

Service set to go live March 14

While Barry Diller was in Austin relishing a fight with broadcasters, his lawyers back in New York were busy filing a legal response to a lawsuit brought by broadcast network…

Broadcasters File Suit Against Aereo

Ask for permanent injunction against the online TV service

Broadcaster owners in New York filed lawsuits Thursday against Aereo, a service that delivers broadcast TV via the Internet. In two separate complaints filed in the U.S. District Court for…

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…

Super Bowl Will Air in Boston

Sunbeam and DirecTV reach retrans deal

Patriots fans can relax. There will be no blackout in Boston of the Super Bowl on DirecTV. The satellite TV company said Thursday it reached a retransmission deal with Sunbeam Television,…

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…

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…

DirecTV takes retrans fight with Fox to FCC

DirecTV accuses Fox of misleading ads

DirecTV is taking its retransmission fight with Fox to the Federal Communications Commission. In a letter sent Thursday, DirecTV accuses Fox Broadcasting of resorting to "misleading advertising" that warns viewers…