Listen to (and share) a special edition of our audio podcast Deadline Big Media With David Lieberman. Episode 47 features an interview between Deadline’s financial editor and Richard Greenfield, media and technology analyst with BTIG Research. This week, Greenfield posted a provocative analysis of the fight over retransmission fees between CBS and Time-Warner Cable that has left the network’s affiliates dark on TWC systems in three big markets for nearly two weeks. Nevertheless, if Congress and the FCC don’t intercede, Greenfield says the cable company is doomed to lose the fight. The relatively balanced retrans system Congress created two decades ago has been distorted since by technology and business shifts that now strongly favor broadcasters, though Aereo could change everything.
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