Advisers: FCC sees retrans as a "market situation"

05/13/2010 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

The FCC will not likely intervene in retransmission consent issues, agency advisers told execs attending a cable event in L.A. on Wednesday. The FCC sees retransmission consent as a "market situation," Sherrese Smith, a legal adviser to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, said, noting that most disputes are resolved without disruption. Another speaker, Rosemary Harold, legal adviser to FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell, said broadcasters were not showing "bad faith" in "asking for more money" for retransmission consent.

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