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DirecTV and Raycom settle retrans fight, exchange nasty words

DirecTV and Raycom Media announced a new broadcast retransmission deal Sunday, ending a six-day blackout and enabling viewers in key pro football markets including New Orleans to catch Sunday's opening-season games. Service to 37 TV markets was restored with the agreement.

DirecTV reaches deal with Dispatch Video, pleads to Raycom: 'Let the people see pro football'

DirecTV has renewed its broadcast retransmission deal with Dispatch Video, putting it back on the air on Indianapolis NBC affiliate WTHR and Columbus, Ohio indie WBNS, and ending a four-day blackout.

Raycom, Dispatch Video pull broadcast channels off DirecTV

Broadcasters Raycom Media and Dispatch Video have pulled their channels off DirecTV after failing to come to a retrans agreement with the satellite operator by Aug. 31.

Local Choice fight ramps up as CBS refuses to run ATVA ads

CBS Radio will not run the American Television Alliance's new spot plugging the Senate Commerce Committee's "Local Choice" proposal. The refusal to air the low-budget campaign is not a shocker, given that--should it become law--Local Choice would dispense with broadcast retransmission fees and employ a system of pay-TV compensation that would likely be far less profitable to broadcasters.

Senate Republicans plug 'Local Choice' alternative to retransmission consent

Senate Republicans are backing a proposal made by Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) and ranking member John Thune (R-S.D.) that would dispense with retransmission consent payments and let pay-TV subscribers individually choose which broadcast channels they want and pay the broadcaster directly for access.

ACA, ATVA ramp up retrans battle with TV commercial

The American Cable Association and the American Television Alliance are taking the spirited communications battle over retransmission rules into the living room of pay-TV subscribers.

NCTC signs broad-reaching renewal deal with Disney

The National Cable TV Cooperative has reached a broad carriage renewal deal with The Walt Disney Company which will not only keep the entertainment conglomerate's core linear channels on NCTC program guides, but also add regional sports channels including the SEC Network, as well as TV Everywhere components.

House passes STELA, boosts pay TV retrans leverage, ends CableCARD requirement

The House of Representatives has passed a bill that renews the compulsory license allowing satellite operators Dish Network and DirecTV  to import distant broadcast network TV station signals into markets that don't have a particular network affiliate.

CBS' Moonves: Aereo never tried to work with us

Aereo never reached out to CBS to try to cut a content deal with the programmer, a step that may have altered the course of the startup.  "We sell content to cable companies, satellite companies and the telcos and online companies," said CBS CEO Les Moonves. "We were open and willing to talk to them."

Aereo loses Supreme Court decision, 6-3

Updated: Aereo has released a statement responding to Wednesday's 6-3 ruling, in which the Supreme Court stated that Aereo's antenna-to-DVR-to-consumer service violates broadcasters' copyrights--a loss that could spell the end of the road for the SVOD provider.