NAB Tells FCC Retrans Should Be Default Election

WASHINGTON—Broadcasters have asked the FCC to reverse the presumption from “must-carry” to “retransmission consent” in carriage elections given that most stations now seek retrans payments, given the actual and associated costs of making those carriage elections and given the potential cost of not having those elections go through.

Broadcasters have been collecting billions in retrans payments from MVPDs, with the fee tally continuing to increase.

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