Commisso: Next FCC Chief Must Cap Retrans

Mediacom CEO Rocco Commisso wants a commitment from whoever gets the nod for FCC chairman to act to curb the rising programming fees that cable and satellite pay broadcasters and cable networks.

Commisso Proposes Quixotic Price Freezing

Mediacom CEO Rocco Commisso wants Republicans and Democrats, who can’t agree on whether the grass is green, to take the lead in forging an extraordinary compromise in the TV industry. Commisso promised that Mediacom would freeze prices for two years if content providers keep their carriage fees flat over the same period.

Sinclair Disputes Mediacom Retrans Claims

In a letter to the FCC, the station group’s general counsel, Barry Faber, answers claims made in an earlier statement by Mediacom CEO Rocco Commisso.

Commisso Blasts FCC Over Retrans

In a letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, Rocco Commisso, the chairman-CEO of cable operator Mediacom, criticized the regulatory agency for not being aggressive in trying to keep programming costs down. Much of Commisso’s beef is about having to pay broadcasters more in retransmission consent fees to retransmit their TV stations.

Mediacom’s Commisso To Acquire 100% Interest