Retransmission and Programming

Issues in the News:

ACA Calls For Capitol Hill Action On Nexstar Conduct
Radio+Television Business Report
Jan. 22, 2019

ACA Slams Nexstar for Seeking Local Government Role in Retrans Dispute
Broadcasting & Cable
Jan. 22, 2019

TDS and Nexstar continue negotiations, remain at impasse
The Independent
Jan. 17, 2019

TV Blackouts Accelerate in the New Year Amid Carriage Disputes
Hollywood Reporter
Jan. 7, 2019

Viya Loses CBS, ABC, CW AND OCTV in Dispute with Lilly Broadcasting
The Virgin Islands Consortium
Jan. 7, 2019

TDS Asks Subs to Complain to FCC About Nexstar; Asks FCC to review its issues with broadcaster
Multichannel News
Jan. 6, 2019

Verizon and Tegna resolve dispute, restoring CBS to Washington region. But a slew of blackouts nationwide remain
The Washington Post
Jan. 3, 2019

Spectrum-Tribune Media dispute leads to blackout of WGN America TV shows
Portland Press Herald
Jan. 3, 2019

Fox 8 blacked out on Spectrum cable amid contract dispute
Winston-Salem Journal
Jan. 2, 2019

Charter Loses 33 Tribune Stations
Jan. 2, 2019

Nexstar Wages Retrans Battles on Two Fronts
Multichannel News
Jan. 2, 2019

Fox and CBS television programming blacked out for TDS viewers
Carlsbad Current Argus
Jan. 2, 2019

Antietam Broadband, WDVM do not reach deal
Jan. 1, 2019

Dispute may leave cable viewers without WGHP/FOX8; contract between Tribune Media and Spectrum Cable’s owner runs out at midnight Monday
Winston-Salem Journal
Dec. 31, 2018

Tegna Stations Go Dark to Verizon Customers
Multichannel News
Dec. 31, 2018

Viya Cable TV Working to Avert the Loss of CBS, ABC, CW and One Caribbean
The St. Thomas Source
Dec. 29, 2018

Tribune Joins Disney In Using Football Playoff Blackouts To Threaten Fans
Dec. 28, 2018

Tribune, Other Broadcasters Warn of Blackouts
Dec. 27, 2018

Some cable subscribers could see Tribune, Nexstar stations go dark in 2019
S&P Global
Dec. 27, 2018

Tegna Stations Go Dark on Dish
Multichannel News
Dec. 1, 2018

TV Blackouts Will Only Get Worse
The Washington Post
Nov. 27, 2018

Broadcast, Cable Companies Brace for Fight Over Satellite TV Bill
Bloomberg Law
Oct. 26, 2018

DISH loses local ABC affiliate in retransmission dispute
The Brownsville Herald
September 7, 2018

ATVA Warns of ‘Blackout Blitz’ as MLB Playoffs and NFL Regular Season Near
Multichannel News
August 31, 2018

Steve Scalise Introduces Bill to Eliminate Retransmission Consent Rules
July 23, 2018

Why these local cable customers could lose two channels on Saturday
Myrtle Beach Sun News
June 26, 2018

ACA Survey: Retransmission Fees May Reach $19 Per Subscriber, Per Month by 2020
February 16, 2018

ACA Members Believe Retrans Fees Will Rise 88% by 2020
Multichannel News
February 16, 2018

Murdochs Say Retrans Rates Could Rise 'Aggressively' at New Fox
Multichannel News
February 7, 2018

Business as usual for corporate broadcasters is killing cable
The Hill
January 17, 2018

Broadcaster Greed In End-of-Year Retrans Consent Talks to Cause Cable Subscription Prices to Spike in 2018
American Cable
January 1, 2018

FPB to Drop Louisville's WAVE and WHAS as Retransmission Fees Rise
The State Journal
December 19, 2017

Has the Bottom Fallen Out of the Broadcast TV Ratings
Ad Age
December 17, 2017

Cable Bills Likely to Rise in 2018
The Tullahoma News
December 14, 2017

GCI Retrans Increases Demanded by Alaska Fox Affiliates Amount to "Robbery"
December 4, 2017

Are Broadcast TV''s Retrans Dollar Increases Too Severe?
Radio + Television Business Report
November 15,, 2017

Nexstar: Retrans Ransom Soars 162%
TN News Check
November 6,, 2017

Broadcasters are Doing the Blacking Out
September 27, 2017

AT&T/DirecTV Blacked Out by 7 More Affiliates
September 26, 2017

Disney Threatens Blackout of ESPN, ABC in Flap with Altice
New York Post
September 25, 2017

DirecTV's Blackouts in Indianapolis and Columbus Drag Into Third Week
September 20, 2017

Retrans Fees Driving Higher Cable Prices
September 20, 2017

S&P Global: Solid Retrans Rev Through '23
June 15, 2017

Dish: 750 Blackouts Have Come as Retrans Fees Have Grown 27, 400%
March 21, 2017

Retransmission Consent: Time to Repeal and Replace
Morning Consult
January 24, 2017

DirecTV Blacks Out NewsPress & Gazette Stations
January 13, 2017

Sinclair Channels Including Tennis Channel Dropping From Frontier
December 21, 2016

Cox, CBS-8 Reach Retransmission Deal After One-Day Blackout
San Diego Union Tribune
December 16, 2016

Wells Fargo: Net Retrans to Hit $13.5B by '21
December 12, 2016

Media General blacks out stations on Mediacom in 14 markets
July 15, 2015

Mediacom Asks FCC to Limit Retrans Blackouts
Broadcasting & Cable
July 7, 2015

Kagan: Retrans Fees to Reach $10.3B by 2021
Broadcasting & Cable
July 7, 2015

Nowhere to Go But Up for Retrans Fees
une 26, 2015

No Progress in KAKE-Cox Dispute
Wichita Business Journal
January 9, 2015

NBC, CBS Stations Remain Blacked Out As Negotiations Continue
January 8, 2015

Dish Loses Three More Stations in Fee Fight
December 30, 2014

Dish Network Dumps Fox News, Setting Off Social Media War on Facebook
Raw Story
December 21, 2014

Fox Channels Go Dark on Dish as Contract Talks Stall
December 210, 2014

Turner Networks Taken Off Dish Lineup on Contract Row
USA Today
October 21, 2014

Turner Channels Removed from Dish Amid Pact Spat
New York Times
October 21, 2014

Suddenlink, Viacom Dispute Results in 24 Networks Dropped
October 1, 2014

Suddenlink Girds for Viacom Carriage Fight
Multichannel News
September 26, 2014

DirecTV Dispute Leaves Thousands of Angry Fans Unable to Watch Opening NFL Game
USA Today
September 4, 2014

DirecTV Customers Lose Fox 6, Other Raycom Stations Due to Carriage Dispute
Business Journal
September 2, 2014

Viacom, 60 Cable Firms Part Ways in Rural U.S.
The Wall Street Journal
June 17, 2014

29 Hearst Stations Go Dark on Dish
Multichannel News
April 8, 2014

Puerto Rico Cable Operator Drops Viacom Channels in Carriage Dispute
The Desk
April 7, 2014

Liberty PR dropping all Viacom channels
Caribbean Business
April 7, 2014

How Your Rising Cable Bill is Making Sports Teams and Star Players Rich
The Los Angeles Times
March 31, 2014

You and 5 Million Others Could Lose MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon Next Week
The Washington Post
March 28, 2014

North State TV Customers May Lose Access to Viacom Channels
March 27, 2014

Viacom Threatens Alaska TV Providers
March 27, 2014

Viacom in fight with small distributors over fees for networks
Los Angeles Times
March 26, 2014

Cable customers could lose Viacom channels
March 26, 2014

Viacom May Force Comporium To Drop MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central If Viacom Deal Isn't Reached
March 25, 2014

Viacom May Pull Channels from Shentel if Contract Not Reached
March 25, 2014

Small Cable Operators Could Face Viacom Blackout
March 25, 2014

Weather Channel-DirecTV Blackout: No End in Sight
CNN Money
January 25, 2014

Cablevision files bad faith complaint against WFSB
Bloomberg Business Week
January 18, 2014

DirecTV dispute: Is Weather Channel trying to have it both ways?

The Washington Post
January 13, 2014

Charter Drops WSB-TV  on Jan. 1
January 1, 2014