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A New Front (Group) In the CBS/Time Warner Cable Rumpus

First there was this full-page New York Times ad from Time Warner Cable whacking CBS for the retransmission fees it’s demanding from the cable giant. Clever, eh? And catch this in the body copy: CBS wants Time Warner Cable to … Continue reading

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WCVB = We Could Vanish, Basically

Boston’s ABC affiliate WCVB-TV has officially entered the retransmission wars. From The Boston Channel website: Information Relating To Negotiations With Cable Operators BOSTON — NOTICE TO CABLE SUBSCRIBERS: WCVB-TV Channel 5’s parent company, Hearst Television, is currently negotiating a renewal of … Continue reading

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Cable TV’s Must-Kerry Provisions

Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry (D-Am I President Yet?) is apparently up to his old tricks. From MediaPost: Kerry Waffles, Retrans Burns Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry was branded a flip-flopper during his 2004 presidential run. Notably, there was his infamous comment … Continue reading

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Fox in the Henhouse

Nice front-page New York Times piece Monday about the Fox/Time Warner Cable rumpus over retransmission fees (see here and here), which seems to have been settled by – wait for it – the two sides splitting the difference. The Times, … Continue reading

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