Broadcasters see on average 11% of their cash source from retrans fees, according to Moody’s vp, sr analyst Carl Salas, speaking at a retrans panel at the SNL Kagan TV and Radio Finance Summit Tues. And by ’17, he expects that average to be 20% of revenues for pureplay broadcasters. But panelist FCC Media Bureau chief Bill Lake wondered whether longer-term and broader deals with MVPDs might actually subordinate retrans consent. Here’s more from Lake on complaints of bad faith and shared service agreements.
More top stories from the 6/6/12 issue of CableFAX Daily:
Looks like major MSOs are ready for World IPv6 Launch Day Wed. Here’s what Time Warner Cable, Comcast and Charter are doing to take part.
GCI and Alaska Communications Systems have agreed to form The Alaska Wireless Network, which will hold and operate both companies’ wireless facilities.
Not surprisingly, History’s red-hot “Hatfields & McCoys” mini beat out everyone on cable and broadcast last week. Read on for HH ratings and total viewers.