NAB: Broadcast TV is "always on," despite cabler's claims

09/18/2013 | Broadcasting & Cable

Broadcast TV, contrary to claims made by Mediacom as part of the debate over the retransmission-consent system, is never blacked out for viewers, according to NAB spokesman Dennis Wharton. "If Mediacom, Time Warner Cable and others in the pay-TV world truly cared about consumers, they would stop ripping off viewers by charging [for] services not provided during a retrans impasse and end the outrageous practice of $200 early termination fees," Wharton added.

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