More television markets blacked out than ever before
Washington D.C. August 2, 2013 – Following today’s CBS-Time Warner Cable blackouts, subscribers of four different pay-TV providers in 52 markets have lost 75 separate TV stations. As a result, the number of television markets now subjected to blackouts is higher than ever before.
As long as we all continue to watch television using rules that were written way back in 1992, consumers will continue to be subjected to blackouts and higher fees. And broadcasters will continue to game the system, using retrans fees to pay for expensive network programming.
Now more than ever, viewers deserve video rules written in this century.