NAB points to DISH's questionable record in retrans talks

10/22/2013 | Radio Business Report · Spartanburg Herald-Journal (S.C.)

DISH Network has filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission against Media General over the latter's handling of their retransmission-consent negotiations, but the satcaster's own record bears reviewing, NAB said. DISH has been a party in about half of the retrans standoffs in the previous two years, NAB said. "It is noteworthy that no broadcaster has ever been found to have acted in bad faith in a retransmission consent negotiation, yet DISH Network has previously been found to have abused the process," NAB said.

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