Big Four Affiliates Push for Regulating vMVPDs

Affiliated TV stations said they are suffering a double retransmission-consent hit from their networks driven by the move to streaming video.

The chairs of the Big Four affiliate associations have been pressing the Federal Communications Commission to start applying retransmission consent rules to virtual multichannel video programming distributors (vMVPDs) so non-network owned stations can negotiate directly with streamers for payment.

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