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Topic: Time Warner Cable

OMD's Final Front Brings Together Brands and New Original Content

Multiple client bids for each idea

They came, they saw, they bid. Nearly 40 blue-chip advertisers—among them PepsiCo, FedEx, State Farm, Toys R Us, Intel and JCPenney—snapped up original ideas during a recent first-of-its-kind event that put…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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