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Retransmission Consent Reform—The “Must Haves” for Cable and Satellite Companies

Posted in FCC, Legal Developments

Retransmission consent refers to the system by which pay TV providers (principally cable and satellite companies, which for convenience we will call “CableCos” and which FCCers call MVPDs) pay broadcast TV stations to carry the programming they broadcast. Years ago the payments were marginal or non-existent. Today the payments are growing, in part because increasingly… Continue Reading