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Dish Network, DirecTV take retransmission fight public, urge customers to stick around

Dish Network and DirecTV appear to have each separately launched websites aimed at educating their customers about retransmission negotiations and encouraging them not to switch providers due to programming blackouts.

Dish averts mega-blackout, continues retransmission negotiations with Sinclair

Dish Network continues to negotiate with local TV broadcaster Sinclair Broadcasting over a new retransmission agreement-- the two companies narrowly averted a blackout of Sinclair's local TV station on Dish's satellite-based pay-TV service on Saturday.

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."

Cablevision urges 'robust' changes to retransmission consent rules

Cablevision is asking the FCC to make "robust" changes to decades-old rules that the company argues give broadcasters an increasingly unfair advantage in retransmission consent negotiations.

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.

Predicting 2015's biggest pay-TV carriage fights

The licensing and retransmission battles between programmers and pay-TV operators have taken on near-legendary status over the past few years, as costs for content continue to rise. From Dish Network's bitter words with Turner Networks to Viacom's tete-a-tete with Suddenlink Communications that saw all its channels pulled off the MSO, carriage negotiations have become nail-biting shows worthy of bringing popcorn along to watch.

Sling TV adds EPIX to lineup, battles awareness problem among millennials

Sling TV has signed up its first premium channel: The over-the-top service announced a deal with EPIX to bring four of the network's channels to subscribers, along with 2,000 video-on-demand titles.

Wall Street calls for CBS-Viacom reunion ahead of Dish battle

Facing investor headwinds as it approaches upcoming licensing renewal deals with the No. 3 pay-TV operator in the U.S., Viacom is getting pressure in some Wall Street circles to remarry CBS Corp.

Fox News' total audience down over 21% since Dish blackout started

Fox News' total audience performance has declined by 21.4 percent since its parent company removed it from 14 million Dish Network homes on Dec. 20, according to Nielsen ratings data pulled exclusively for FierceCable by the research department of a leading media agency.

NCTC signs retrans deal with Disney for 8 ABC stations

The National Cable Television Cooperative has announced its first-ever broadcast retransmission agreement with The Walt Disney Company, a deal that covers eight stations in major markets including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.