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Election Selection: FCC Gets Input on Streamlining Retrans/Must Carry Notices

The FCC got an earful about how broadcasters should handle notifying MVPDs of whether they’re electing retransmission consent or must-carry every three years. The gist from pay TV distributors was that any


Posted in: Distribution, Regulation

Broadcast Beat: Northwest CEO Hits DC, NAB Wants to Flip Script

Northwest Broadcasting CEO Brian Brady says he’s been in DC these past few days meeting with lawmakers on the Hill and with FCC staffers on the retrans impasse with Charter.


Posted in: Distribution, Regulation

Programmer’s Page: Change of Address for the Peetes

Hallmark Channel is best known more for its movies and scripted fare, but is debuting its first family reality series with “Meet the Peetes.”


Posted in: Programming

GSN Shuffle: Net Gains Some Optimum Distribution, Gets Moved on Verizon

Years of GSN fighting to get off Optimum’s Sports & Entertainment package seem to have come to an end, with the network recently moving into the Optimum Gold, Premier, Silver and Preferred packages.


Posted in: Distribution

Advance Notice: Starz, Altice Done, but What about 30-Day Rule?

Starz filed a complaint at the FCC accusing Altice USA of not providing Optimum and Suddenlink customers with a 30-day notice before removing Starz and Starz Encore channels on Jan 1.


Posted in: Distribution, Regulation

Networks Get Creative with Strategy Acquisition Approach

The more a programmer invests in originals, the more significant acquisitions can become. Nat Geo is new to acquisitions, while Ovation is a pro.


Posted in: Programming

Viacom Looks to Mobile, vMVPDs with Traditional Deals Complete

With no traditional MVPD deals on the near-term horizon, Viacom is looking at vMVPDs and mobile for content deals, the CEO said during a 1Q earnings call.


Posted in: Programming

Down to Business: CTAM’s Tool Kit to Help Commercial Growth

As the industry looks for ways to keep the momentum rolling, CTAM has stepped up to the plate. One initiative is the CTAM Business Connect website, which helps businesses find the cable operator(s) serving their locations and offers pricing quotes.


Posted in: Distribution, Programming, Technology

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