Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The American Cable Association wants the 1992 Cable Act overhauled to fix retrans problems. CBS sees severe consequences if that happens, ABC affiliates see more sports migrating to cable, and the NAB says retrans is crucial to station value. TWC says it wants the free market to decide. Above all, a regulatory battle lies ahead. Free Press wants consumers valued most. Katy Bachman highlights the politics involved. Senators are deeply divided on this, with some saying TV is deeply broken and needs fixing.