New ConsumerGram on Retransmission Consent and the Evidence of Market Power

This ConsumerGram provides evidence that broadcasters are increasing prices by at least four times the rate of inflation, and have done so over the course of several years.  This sustained rate of increase suggests that broadcasters are exerting market power – even over the largest cable TV providers, who should be in the best position to negotiate.  Based on these data, regulations that provide broadcasters an upper hand in negotiation are no longer needed, and in fact are counterproductive.  

 

 

To Read the entire ConsumerGram,click here for the PDF

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