August 20, 2013
Retrans Round-Up - Game Shows, FiOS and Still No Deals
While Time Warner Cable’s feud with CBS continues, so does its standoff with Journal. And while there was a lot of noise about the MSO possibly replacing CBS’ historic Channel 2 slot in NY and L.A., it’s actually Milwaukee’s NBC affiliate that lost its Channel 4 position. As for CBS-TWC, it’s looking more and more likely the blackout could bump up against the start of the NFL season, while one MVPD is taking advantage of the dispute.
More top stories in today's CableFAX Daily:
Adams Cable Equipment filed a petition for reconsideration of an FCC Media Bureau order that granted it a limited, conditional waiver of the ban on set-tops with integrated security for its refurbished boxes (Cfax, 7/29). Here’s the case it made to the FCC.
Watch out Time Warner Cable, Cox and Bright House, AT&T is eyeing your smart home markets.
Fox Sports 1 scored solid ratings on its launch day Sat, which featured 11.5 hours of live NASCAR and UFC programming plus 3 hours of Fox Sports Live. More on FS1's ratings here.