NAB trashed ACA’s retrans study, saying it had "several internal contradictions and a series of mischaracterizations." Conducted by BIA Financial Network, the NAB review griped that the ACA study says broadcasters should pay for carriage, even though it acknowledges broadcasters’ value. Another complaint: ACA says broadcasters’ retrans stations stop MSOs from deploying new broadband services, but doesn’t explain why. ACA’s response: "This is good news because it puts NAB and the broadcasters in a position to have to defend their pricing and retransmission consent practices," ACA pres Matt Polka wrote in an email to his board members. "In fact, the better course for NAB probably would have been not to even respond and stand by its members practices."

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