ACA calls on FCC to stop stations from coordinating retrans fees

02/5/2013 | TVNewsCheck (free registration)

The Federal Communications Commission, as part of its quadrennial review of ownership rules, should end the "anticompetitive" practice of broadcast stations coordinating their demands for retransmission-consent fees, according to a letter to the FCC from more than two dozen executives from companies belonging to the American Cable Association. "No matter how the coordination is done, there is competitive harm," ACA President and CEO Matthew M. Polka said.

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