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Thursday Night Is a Game Changer for NFL Network Pumped-up roster sends affiliate fees soaring

Adding five Thursday Night Football games to its lineup has paid handsome dividends for NFL Network, enabling the league’s in-house TV outlet to boost its carriage fees by as much…

August 29, 2013, 5:38 PM EDT

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…

August 27, 2013, 5:43 PM EDT

What's Taking Time Warner and CBS So Long? Carriage fight threatens to extend into NFL season

CBS made a point of announcing this morning that it had signed a three-year deal with Verizon for distribution over its FiOS TV service, which closed out the second quarter…

August 22, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

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…

August 15, 2013, 9:19 AM EDT

A la Carte Is the Worst Idea Anyone Has Ever Had Your cable bill is basically socialism

During earnings calls among the major networks last week, there was a consistent refrain: a la carte may be in the news, but it's not on the horizon. Most CEOs…

August 14, 2013, 7:09 AM EDT

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…

August 9, 2013, 3:34 PM EDT

Scripps Cautious When It Comes to Buying Tribune's Stake in Food Scatter pricing, upfront pricing both up

Scripps Networks Interactive CFO Joe NeCastro said today that the company was in no hurry to buy the remaining stake in Food Network still owned by Tribune on the company's…

August 8, 2013, 11:53 AM EDT

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…

August 6, 2013, 7:06 PM EDT

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…

August 6, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

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…

August 2, 2013, 5:56 PM EDT