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2014-07-01 23:09:48

Long-term ‘win’ for broadcasters and consumers that will define the future of Connected TV Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 The Supreme Court (United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit) made a landmark decision Wednesday in favor of television networks and broadcasters, saying that Aereo is in violation of copyright law. (Docket Nos. 12-2786-cv, 12-2807-cv.) Vidillion, the leading Connected TV (CTV) advertising platform provider, supports this ruling that cements the...

2011-03-03 08:13:06

Federal watchdogs are looking into new ways to try to avoid TV signal disruptions caused by disputes over programming fees between broadcast companies, cable companies and pay TV operators. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to vote Thursday on a possible review of federal rules that oversee negotiations over the fees that cable, satellite and other companies pay TV stations to carry their signals. Broadcast companies, searching for advertising revenue, have recently started...

2010-11-17 14:18:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In an appearance before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Tom Rutledge, Chief Operating Officer of Cablevision Systems Corp. (NYSE: CVC) supported reform of the nation's retransmission consent laws and urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to exercise its statutory authority to protect consumers from programming blackouts. Testifying before the Committee's Communications, Technology and the Internet...

2010-05-17 13:31:27

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court said that it would not hear an appeal by Cablevision Systems Corp. to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) must-carry requirement that forces cable systems to carry programming of broadcast television to stations. The court upheld the 1992 law in a 1997 hearing that obligates cable television companies to carry local broadcast stations.  However, Cablevision said circumstances have changed since then and the monopolistic nature of the cable...

2009-04-16 19:39:00

FCC DTV Mandate Drives DMA Satellite Requirements Emergency Alert, Amber Alert, Must Carry PHOENIX, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Antenna Technology Communications Inc. (ATCi), a provider of commercial satellite communications services, successfully designed and implemented a revolutionary digital broadcast system designed for a local channel and/or DMA extension system that ultimately saves cable and broadcast companies millions of dollars per year. Historically cable companies and...

2009-02-11 07:15:00

On Tuesday, a U.S. lawmaker introduced legislation requiring satellite TV companies to carry local broadcasting regardless of the market, accusing the companies of ignoring less populated areas. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Bart Stupak, a Michigan Democrat whose district includes rural areas. According to Stupak, satellite TV companies target urban areas, putting rural areas at a disadvantage. Currently, satellite TV companies operate under a "carry one, carry all" system.  If...

2008-12-29 14:37:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gray Television, Inc. (NYSE: GTN and GTN.A) announced today that it has reached additional agreements in principle on the basic economic terms of retransmission consent agreements with substantially all of its large cable operators completing to date a total of 27 agreements in principle involving approximately 3.3 million in-market cable subscribers. In addition, the Company has reached numerous agreements in principle with smaller cable...

2008-12-15 05:00:00

ATLANTA, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gray Television, Inc. (NYSE: GTN and GTN.A) announced today that it has reached agreements in principal on the basic economic terms of retransmission consent agreements with twenty large cable operators involving approximately 2.4 million in-market cable subscribers. In addition, the Company has reached numerous agreements in principal with smaller cable operators. These agreements in principal are subject to the completion and execution of...

2008-10-14 06:00:25

Text of press release by European cable industry association Cable Europe on 14 October Cannes, 14 October 2008: Customer subscriptions for digital cable TV jumped 18 per cent to 16.3m across Europe in the first half of this year, as subscribers migrate to enhanced services. Figures published today by Cable Europe, the cable industry association representing operators reaching more than 70m households, and compiled by Screen Digest, the media market analysts, revealed a record growth for...

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