ACA: Big broadcasters 'extorting' retrans fees from small ops

May 2008
CED;May2008, Vol. 34 Issue 5, p10
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The article reports that the American Cable Association (ACA) has urged the Federal Communications Commissions to adopt news rules that would allow small and medium-sized cable operators in the U.S. The move will enable cable operators to provide consumers with more choices and better value. Matthew Polka, president and chief executive officer of ACA, states that it is consumer who pays the price when broadcasters use federal retransmission consent rules to deny choice and raise costs.


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