With CBS-Time Warner Cable’s dispute ticking past the 72-hour mark, it remains to be seen whether either side will seek intervention from regulators. Whenever a big skirmish like this occurs, some get their hopes raised that Congress or the FCC might enact retrans reform, but Washington has been reluctant to do so for years. Read on for an analysis on what could occur, the latest back and forth between the companies and other opinions voiced from within the industry.

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