Tag:

retransmission

Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

FCC officially proposes pay-TV status for linear OTT services

The FCC has circulated a memo through its Media Bureau, formally proposing that linear over-the-top services like Aereo be considered multichannel video program distributors, with accompanying rights to retransmission consent licensing agreements.

Broadcast retrans fee growth on pace to hit $9.3B by 2020

The pace of broadcast retransmission fee growth is quickening, SNL Kagan reports, with new projections putting the total retrans nut at $9.3 billion by 2020.

Viacom, Ninja Turtles take Suddenlink battle to West Virginia high school

Those attending Friday night's homecoming football game for Capital City High School in Charleston, W.V., were greeted by an official appearance from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles--which happens to be a Nickelodeon property that was recently removed, along with all the of the Viacom channels, from the city's local cable system, Suddenlink.

Suddenlink inks deals with CBS, Diddy's Revolt, but no update on pending Viacom blackout

Grinding through a busy negotiating period for program rights, Suddenlink has announced a broad-reaching renewal deal with CBS Corp. that includes retrans rights for CBS owned-and-operated stations, as well as carriage of cable assets CBS Sports Network and, for the first time, the Smithsonian Network.

Raycom threatens DirecTV blackout

Raycom Media has begun prominently posting messages on the websites of its 53 broadcast stations, warning DirecTV subscribers that they could be blacked out from Raycom channels if a broadcast retransmission renewal deal isn't made with the satellite provider by Aug. 31.

Appeals court shoots down Aereo's latest attempt for retrans license

Aereo's legal losing streak continues, with a federal appeals court refusing to hear the streaming service's "emergency" argument that it should now be considered a pay-TV service that pays retransmission fees for broadcast network programming.

Senators push for pay TV retransmission reform; broadcasters push back

Broadcasters, increasingly dependent on retransmission fees paid by pay TV providers--and in turn covered by pay TV subscribers--don't like an idea being floated around the Senate Commerce Committee that would give subscribers the choice of paying for broadcast services individually.

Analyst: Did Supreme Court just allow Internet companies to call themselves cable operators?

It's not just about Aereo. In its nebulous June 25 ruling against the streaming video company, the U.S. Supreme Court seemed to kick the door wide open for Internet-based distributors to deem themselves cable operators under copyright law.

Aereo reinvents itself as 'cable company,' seeks retransmission license

Looking for a path forward after a devastating defeat in the U.S. Supreme Court, controversial streaming service Aereo has asked a Manhattan federal court to classify it as a cable company and make it eligible for the same statutory license pay TV providers pay for in providing retransmission of broadcast signals to subscribers.

The nasty battle over retrans: Titanic deck chairs, Rome burning come to mind

With broadcasters hemorrhaging ratings points and advertising dollars not only to cable but to the Internet, and cord cutting recently deemed by the tech press to be a "real thing," do these guys know what time it is?