FCC gets visit from Time Warner Cable, DIRECTV on retrans issue

09/23/2011 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Top executives from Time Warner Cable and DIRECTV met with the Federal Communications Commission this week to discuss their shared concerns about needed changes for retransmission consent. Attending the meeting were DIRECTV's Mike White, Time Warner Cable's Glenn Britt, and FCC Commissioners Michael Copps and Robert McDowell. The pay-TV providers detailed how "retransmission consent fees demanded by broadcast stations continue to skyrocket," causing "harm to consumers" from the "outdated regulatory regime," according to a disclosure letter from Time Warner Cable.

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