Broadcast television in an IP world

Jay Farrell jayfar at jayfar.com
Sat Nov 18 07:55:59 CST 2017


On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 5:45 PM, Jameson, Daniel <
Daniel.Jameson at tdstelecom.com> wrote:

> In the US certain channels have the *must Carry* designation.  Which puts
> a retransmitter in a poor negotiating position,  essentially the provider
> can charge whatever they want.


Under must-carry a station cannot charge the cable companies a fee. But the
station can waive must-carry and then can negotiate fees. The cable company
can decline to carry under those circumstances, if they don't want to pay
the fee.


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