FCC Looking at Online Blocking, TV Channel Bundling in Retrans Negotiations

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The media regulatory agency is signaling a more hands-on approach in favor of telcos, says one analyst. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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Hollywood Docket Top 5: Retrans war!; 'South Park' censorship?; Springsteen retreat

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Entertainment law news you need to care about this morning: This year will see a series of license-fee negotiations among the Big Four networks and cable, satellite and telco operators. And the squabbling could lead to escalating bills for subscribers.

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Hollywood Docket Top 5: Retrans war!; 'South Park' censorship?; Springsteen retreat

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Entertainment law news you need to care about this morning: This year will see a series of license-fee negotiations among the Big Four networks and cable, satellite and telco operators. And the squabbling could lead to escalating bills for subscribers.

Cat Fight in the Fox’s Den

Digital Media Law

It’s called churn, and it’s especially likely because customer perception of cable company greed would dovetail with the belief that telcos offer better customer service anyway. landline telcos, cellular cos., Until moments ago (mid-day Jan. 1), when a deal was reached, Fox was threatening to black out its channels, most notably Fox broadcast, from Time Warner Cable (TWC) unless TWC anted up a subscriber fee of reportedly $1 per subscriber per month.

CNET agrees with C&C: Obama pokes copyleft in the eye

Copyrights & Campaigns

He also claimed at the time to oppose retroactive immunity for telcos that illegally opened their networks to the National Security Agency, and we know how that turned out.) You read about it first here at C&C, but now CNET makes it official : President Obama's packing of the Department of Justice (and the Vice-Presidency !) with anti-piracy attorneys and their champions is a big blow to his (former?) allies on the copyleft.