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Retrans Redux: The Economics of Retransmission Consent

Retrans Redux: The Economics of Retransmission Consent


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12:00pm - 2:00pm

January 21, 2011
Room B369
Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC


The recent Cablevision-Fox dispute illustrates the delicate nature of negotiations between video programmers and distributors.  In reaction to the dispute, the Federal Communications Commission announced it intends to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on retransmission early next year.  Because negotiations between programmers and distributors take place in the shadow of FCC regulations, regulatory changes may have large effects on those negotiations.  How will reformed retransmission regulations affect programming deliberations and deals?


This event will focus on the interactions between economics and regulation that affect negotiations between distributors and programmers, focusing in particular on the effects of policy and how regulations might be improved to lead to more efficient outcomes.  Speakers include:


Questions should be directed to Ashley Creel at  Members of the press should contact Amy Smorodin at 


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