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Cable Technology Feature Article

March 10, 2010

Cable Coalition Wants FCC to Resolve Fee Disputes

By Erin Harrison, Senior Editor

According to industry reports, a coalition of cable and satellite companies will appeal to the Federal Communications Commission to create a new process to resolve “increasingly bitter disputes over carriage fees paid to broadcasters,” Reuters reported.
The group includes competing TV distributors such as Time Warner (News - Alert) Cable Inc, DirecTV Group and Dish Network Corp, which collectively serve more than 65 million U.S. homes. 
According to sources, the group will file a petition with the FCC (News - Alert), which argues the current retransmission consent regime is flawed.

Erin Harrison is a senior editor with TMCnet, primarily covering telecom expense management, politics and technology and Web 2.0. She serves as senior editor for TMC's (News - Alert) print publications, including "Internet Telephony", "Customer Interaction Solutions", "Unified Communications" and "NGN" magazines. Erin also oversees production of TMCnet's weekly iPhone (News - Alert) e-Newsletter. To read more of Erin's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Erin Harrison