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.

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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.

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SAG Presidential Candidate: I'll Seek Strike Authorization Next Year if Elected

Digital Media Law

Business models are still shifting, and we might see the shift to new media retarded by pay walls around content or by add-on charges from ISPs (cable companies and telco’s) levied on people who watch large quantities of bandwidth hogging streaming or downloaded media. In an open conference call today, SAG VP and presidential candidate Anne-Marie Johnson said she will seek a strike authorization next year, before the mandated early negotiations next fall, if she’s elected.

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