Cablevision is still kicking mad over losing Meredith-owned CBS affil WFSB in parts of CT. Case in point, it made its 2nd filing over the blackout at the FCC Friday. This time it filed a bad faith complaint against the broadcaster, telling the FCC that it needs to separate negotiations for carriage of the channel in Litchfield and New Haven Counties from Fairfield County (which receives NY’s WCBS). Meredith scoffed at the claims, arguing that CVC could be providing WFSB’s signal for what its paying its “high-priced New York and D.C. lawyers.” More on the dispute here.
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Hats off to CBS Corp chmn/CEO Leslie Moonves, who endured questions from reporters bearing drinks in one hand and recorders in the other at a TCA mixer Thurs night. Moonves comments on potential mergers, Aereo and more.
Weather Channel was still off DirecTV at our deadline Fri, with no talks taking place all week.
Despite innovation and expansion, “no one has been able to crack the [TV] discovery and navigation experience” which is becoming more complex, TiVo CFO Naveen Chopra said during the Barclays’ 2014 emerging cable tech forum Fri.