At investor conferences Thurs, Turner and Discovery execs tackled the effects of Netflix and made their case for increased affiliate fees. Turner CEO Phil Kent, for instance, said the company is considering doing deals with the OTT service. More from Kent on CNN’s low ratings and affiliate negotiations, as well as comments from Discovery’s David Zaslav on the company’s approach to Netflix deals.
 
More top stories from the 6/1/12 issue of CableFAX Daily:
 
*Cox and Media General reached a new retrans consent pact, while Time Warner Cable and Block Communications failed to cut a deal.
 
*FCC chmn Julius Genachowski was in San Diego Thurs to announce the Connect2Compete pilot program in San Diego. Read on for more details on the initiative.
 
*The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced it would merge the leading and supporting acting categories for movies and miniseries into 1 long-form programming category. Bad news for cable.
 
*5Qs with Destination America svp, content strategy Marc Etkind.

At
investor conferences Thurs, Turner and Discovery execs tackled the effects of
Netflix and made their case for increased affiliate fees. Turner CEO Phil Kent,
for instance, said the company is considering doing deals with the OTT service.
More from Kent on CNN?s low ratings and affiliate negotiations, as well as
comments from Discovery?s David Zaslav on the company?s approach to Netflix
deals.
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More top stories from the 6/1/12 issue of CableFAX Daily:
?
Cox and Media General reached a new retrans consent pact, while Time Warner
Cable and Block Communications failed to cut a deal.
?
FCC chmn Julius Genachowski was in San Diego Thurs to announce the
Connect2Compete pilot program in San Diego. Read on for more details on the
initiative.
?
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced it would merge the
leading and supporting acting categories for movies and miniseries into 1
long-form programming category. Bad news for cable.
?
5Qs with Destination America svp, content strategy Marc Etkind.

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