Statement by the American Consumer Institute: CBS Blackout Harms Consumers

WASHINGTON, DC – The following is a statement by the American Consumer Institute. Current regulations unfairly give local broadcast stations the upper hand in negotiations with cable distributors over the payment of programming. This has led to massive blackouts and much higher prices for consumers, and the recent CBS blackout of Time Warner’s cable customers is […]

CBS Blackout Harms Consumers: Statement by the American Consumer Institute

Current regulations unfairly give local broadcast stations the upper hand in negotiations with cable distributors over the payment of programming.  This has led to massive blackouts and much higher prices for consumers, and the recent CBS blackout of Time Warner’s cable customers is yet another example of this problem. One major reason for strained negotiations […]