WEBINAR: “Must-Carry/Retransmission Consent”

Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/22/17
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

For all full power TV stations, October 1, 2017 is a critical deadline for electing between must-carry and retransmission consent for the next three years.

  • What should you consider before electing must-carry or retransmission consent?
  • What has changed in the three years since elections were last made?
  • What issues typically arise in retransmission consent negotiations?
  • What are the FCC’s “good faith” negotiation rules?
  • What changes may be coming to the program carriage marketplace that could affect retransmission consent negotiations?

These questions and many others will be discussed on August 22 from 2:00-3:15 p.m. (EDT), during a live 75-minute webinar presented by Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.  This session will explain the rights and obligations of broadcasters and cable and satellite operators under the FCC’s rules, what has changed since the last round of must-carry/retransmission consent elections, potential pitfalls and hidden concerns regarding carriage, and what the future of carriage and program distribution may involve.  Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions during the presentation.

Whether you are seeking must-carry rights to ensure that your station’s programming is seen by all viewers or a retransmission consent agreement to provide a vital revenue stream, this webcast will be must-see viewing for all TV broadcasters given the stakes involved and the complicated relations between cable and satellite companies, broadcasters, and program suppliers.

Free registration for the webinar is available at HERE.