On the Hill and off of it, retrans was the word of the day Wed. It started with incoming Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus’ comments on the CBS dispute that left customers without CBS O&Os and Showtime for a month. “It definitely had a subscriber impact,” both in new connects and in disconnects, he said at Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s media conference. CBS chief Les Moonves comments and meanwhile the House Communications subcmte discusses retrans in Washington.
More top stories in today’s CableFAX Daily:
Time Warner Cable’s Rob Marcus reveals the MSO’s programming-cost-per-sub growth and NBCU CEO Steve Burke comments on the company’s retrans profits and Aereo.
Ahead of Sat’s big Mayweather-Canelo fight, In Demand is making recent fights featuring the headliners available free on VOD in cable systems throughout the country.
Here’s who ranked highest when Beta Research asked cable subs to name their 5 favorite basic cable channels.