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halfband
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join:2002-06-01
Huntsville, AL
reply to utsports

Re: Upcoming Contract Renewals for Comcast

From the statements by Glen Britt:
Britt criticized major programming companies who he said feel "it's a birthright" once they grow to 70 or 80 million subscribers to demand rate increases...

"This stuff is just starting to cost too much. If we as a broader industry want to keep this going, we need to figure out some way to have packages and prices that are lower for people that can't afford it," Britt added.

Even the MSOs are starting to recognize that there is not much more to squeeze out of the consumer on the programming content side.
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telcodad
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join:2011-09-16
Lincroft, NJ
kudos:15

Yeah, and see this news item on the B&C site today:

ATVA Cites Rise in Retrans Blackouts
NAB counters that broadcasters are simply seeking fair compensation

By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable - January 2, 2013
»www.broadcastingcable.com/articl···outs.php