The American Cable Association is petitioning the Federal Communications Commission to impose regulatory fees on DBS providers DirecTV and Dish Network equal to those currently charged to cable providers.
The American Cable Association has publicly decried the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling that Aereo's SVOD service violates the copyrights of broadcasters.
In trying to acquire DirecTV for $49 billion, AT&T perhaps deliberately has opened itself up for the same level of criticism and scrutiny as Comcast in its ongoing quest to acquire Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion.
The American Cable Association has appealed for help from the FCC in its battle with Viacom's decision to block access to its online content for small cable operators Cable One, Liberty Cablevision of Puerto Rico, and potentially other ACA members.
Aereo, the cloud-based antenna and DVR technology currently in a death struggle with broadcasters and the U.S. Justice Department over the right to exist, is moving ahead with plans to become an app in the Google Play store.
The nation's largest TV station owners have a good reason to support—or at least not oppose—a $45.2 billion merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable.
Small cable operator advocate American Cable Association (ACA) and rural broadcast association NTCA are concerned about the "potential competitive harms" that would accompany a Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger, including "a final result [that] will likely be higher prices and fewer choices for consumers."
Questions and concerns are bubbling to the surface as Comcast prepares to justify its proposed $45.2 billion Time Warner Cable acquisition to the Senate Judiciary Committee this Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- The conventional model where consumers receive premium cable television programming through a provider "will be broken...consumer behavior is doing it...and that's not a bad thing," Colleen Abdoulah, chairwoman of WideOpenWest and the American Cable Association said yesterday during a lunch here at the ACA Summit.
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- During an ACA Summit session here Wednesday, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler downplayed the Commission's recent decision to prohibit broadcasters from coordinating on retransmission-consent deals, calling the move to level the negotiating sessions between broadcasters and pay TV distributors "self evident."