NAB: CBS got fair compensation for its most-watched content

09/4/2013 | Broadcasting & Cable · Radio Business Report

The new retransmission-consent agreement between CBS and Time Warner Cable is a positive sign because broadcasters "deserve to be fairly compensated for the most-watched programming on television," said NAB spokesman Dennis Wharton. "The unfortunate reality is that in the last two years, 89% of all retransmission consent disruptions have involved three companies: Time Warner Cable, DIRECTV and DISH. Rather than create a manufactured 'crisis' that would inject government into the free market, these three firms might better spend their time working toward amicable resolutions over TV programming most valued by viewers."

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