The FCC and Retransmission Consent

We’ve discussed this topic before on the pages of this blog. Michael Willner looks at the latest, pegged to remarks by the FCC’s chairman at the National Association of Broadcasters’ convention in Las Vegas earlier this week. Per Willner ..

Genachowski explained to the audience of broadcasters that there are “legitimate questions” about the current regulations that govern the retransmission consent process — specifically concerns about the impact of broadcasters’ retransmission demands on the price of cable subscriptions and the service interruptions that result when negotiations falter.