Why Carriage Complaint Process is Broken

By on Mar, 28 2016 with Comments 0

ConnectedTVThe FCC is soon expected to approve the Charter Communications acquisition of Time Warner Cable.

Charter said in May that it would buy Time Warner Cable in a $56 billion cash-and-stock deal that would make it the No. 2 U.S. Internet and cable company after Comcast Corp.

While such a transaction has a 180-day shot clock for the FCC to consider the deal, there is no such time limit to decide simple carriage access complaints, according to one family-owned independent national television programmer.

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About The Author: Leslie Stimson has been a reporter for 35+ years, starting in radio news. She’s spent the last 20 years reporting for radio trades.

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