Posts Categorized: Retransmission Consent

TWC and Viacom Announce Long-Term, Multi-Platform Distribution Deal

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Time Warner Cable and Viacom have announced a long-term, multi-platform distribution agreement. The deal includes in-home and out-of-home TV Everywhere rights for Viacom networks and carriage of the EPIX premium entertainment network for TWC and Bright House Networks subscribers. Read on for the official release: Time Warner Cable (NYSE: TWC) and Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB,… Read more »

Time Warner Cable and Tribune Reach Distribution Deal

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We’re pleased to announce Time Warner Cable has reached a multi-year distribution agreement with Tribune for continued carriage of its broadcast TV stations. Read on for the official release: Tribune Company and Time Warner Cable today announced a new multi-year retransmission consent agreement for the Tribune broadcast television stations in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas,… Read more »

TWC Statement in Response to Retransmission Bills Filed in Congress

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Two bills were introduced in Congress yesterday to reform the outdated retransmission consent law that allows broadcasters who benefit from the public airwaves to use blackout threats to force higher fees from pay-TV providers and their customers. Here is our statement in response to the legislation introduced by Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., and Rep. Cory… Read more »

Outgoing CEO Glenn Britt Reflects on Career, Industry During Q3 Earnings Call

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After four decades in the cable industry, TWC’s Chairman and CEO Glenn Britt is retiring at the end of the year. This morning, in his last quarterly earnings call with investors, Glenn shared his thoughts and reflections on the industry and addressed many of the issues facing Time Warner Cable today – such as increased… Read more »

TWC’s Witmer On Broadcaster Blackouts: “We Can’t Continue to Let Consumers’ Bills Go Up Unchecked”

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CBS’ recent blackout of our customers continues to reverberate across the pay-TV industry, as the media speculates about potential blackout disputes on the horizon involving other companies and elected officials zero in on the outdated law that makes it all possible. We talked to Melinda Witmer, Time Warner Cable’s EVP and Chief Video and Content… Read more »

We’ve Reached Agreement With Journal Broadcast Group

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After months of negotiating – and a protracted, unpleasant blackout – we are pleased to say that we have reached an agreement that returns TV stations owned by Journal Broadcast Group to our lineup in Wisconsin, Nebraska and California. The channels should be restored over the next 24 hours. For more, see the press release… Read more »

Different Instruments, Same Tune: Dish Prepares to Negotiate With Disney, ESPN

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We may have just ended a great big fight with CBS, but the conditions that created the fight haven’t gone away. We’ve said, over and over, that skyrocketing demands from TV programmers and broadcasters are part of the entire business landscape now, and not just unique to our industry. We also said that switching providers… Read more »

We Have A Deal With CBS

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We can’t even tell you how happy it makes us to write this: Our long, frustrating blackout with the CBS Corporation is now over. We have reached an agreement that returns CBS and CBS-owned programming to your channel lineup. We’re restoring the programming as fast as we can – everyone will have it back within… Read more »

Free Antennas Get Good Reception From TWC Customers

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We’ve been giving away antennas to help customers affected by the CBS and Journal Broadcast Group blackouts. In the past week alone, thousands of customers in New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Milwaukee have visited our TWC Experience Stores to pick up a free antenna so they can watch their favorite programming. We talked to… Read more »

Broadcaster Blackouts Threaten All Cable and Satellite Companies

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We’ve said it before, but it’s worth noting again. When it comes to broadcaster blackouts like the ones CBS and Journal Broadcast Group are currently inflicting on our customers, all pay-TV distributors face the same threat. According to the American Television Alliance, channel blackouts involving broadcasters are at an all-time high. The alliance also reports… Read more »