June 20, 2012
Retrans Repeat—Hearst Rings Warning Bell for TWC Subs
Hearst stations have started alerting Time Warner Cable subs that the MSO could lose them July 1 if a new carriage deal is not reached. Impacted markets include Louisville, Cincinnati, Greensboro, NC, and Orlando (Bright House). Read on to see which Top 5 MVPD CEO met with several FCC commissioners last week to talk about retrans and other things.
Also in the June 20 issue of CableFAX Daily:
People still turn to the big screen for most viewing occasions, despite the growing use of tablets, PCs and smartphones, according to a study by CTAM partner Chadwick Martin Bailey. TV is also the preferred viewing device while chatting online or using Facebook (61%).
Now might be a good time to stock up on Disney Seven Dwarfs merchandise. Our programming section explains why.
Kudos to AMC, which took home the most Broadcast TV Journalists Assoc’s Critic’s Choice TV Awards for a cable net Mon evening. Nick led cable nets at the Daytime Creative Arts & Ent Emmy awards, with 10 wins.