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NAB accuses 'bad actor' pay-TV operators of ginning up retrans disputes, targets Dish, Mediacom, DirecTV

The NAB is accusing pay-TV operators, specifically naming Dish Network, DirecTV and Mediacom, of manufacturing retransmission-related disputes with broadcasters in order to influence regulatory decision-making.

NAB lambasts Mediacom's 'silly' FCC petition, points to its 'dismal' customer service

The battle between cable operator Mediacom and local TV broadcasters has reached epic levels of rhetoric, with the National Association of Broadcasters issuing a fiery filing with the FCC calling Mediacom's requests "silly" and its customer service "dismal."

Mediacom down 12,000 video subs in blackout-laden Q2

Mediacom Communications reported that it lost just 12,000 video customers across its two operating units in the second quarter, despite experiencing two recent retransmission-related station blackouts. The Blooming Grove, N.Y.-based MSO finished the quarter with a total of 879,000 pay-TV subscribers, down from 919,000 at the end of June 2014.

Mediacom ends 14-market blackout with Media General

Mediacom has renewed its broadcast retransmission license with Media General, ending a blackout that affected 16 stations in 14 markets.

Why the once-great pay-TV set-top box market is now in retreat

The once fast-growing pay-TV set-top market is changing fast. And for set-top manufacturers, it's not for the better, as the forces of operator consolidation and pay-TV market maturity, as well as the emergence of cloud-based video distribution systems, begin to take their toll.

Media General blacks out stations on Mediacom in 14 markets

Media General has blacked out 16 stations in 14 markets on Mediacom's cable system after failing to come to a broadcast retransmission renewal agreement with the MSO.

Nashville ABC station issues blackout threat to Mediacom

Media General station WKRN-TV, an ABC affiliate in Nashville, says that if it doesn't have a renewal for retransmission licensing in place with Mediacom by July 14, its signal will be pulled off of the program guide of the mid-sized cable operator.

Mediacom reaches deal with Granite Broadcasting, ends blackout of three Midwestern NBC affiliates

Mediacom announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement with Granite Broadcasting on a new retransmission licensing contract, ending a blackout of three Midwestern NBC affiliates.

Dish retrans impasse with Dispatch Broadcast could lead to affiliate blackouts in Indy

Dispatch Broadcast Group has threatened to pull two of its network affiliates of Dish Network in Columbus, Ohio, and Indianapolis if a renewal to broadcast re-transmission licensing terms can't be agreed upon.

Bitter carriage war breaks out between Mediacom, Granite Broadcasting

Granite Communications has blacked out three of its stations on Midwest-situated cable operator Mediacom, with an impasse over broadcast retransmission renewals quickly devolving into the usual fiery rhetoric.