DMA 8 (WASHINGTON)

FCC Rejects Allbritton’s Shentel Complaint

It says the dispute over the MSO’s dropping WJLA Washington did not amount to “bad faith bargaining,” saying, “Even with good faith, impasse is possible.”

RETRANS WARS

ACA Supports Shentel In Allbritton Dispute

American Cable Association President and CEO Matthew M. Polka went public in support of Shenandoah Cable Television Co. (Shentel) in connection with a retransmission consent complaint filed last Thursday with the FCC by Allbritton Communications-owned WJLA, an ABC affiliate in Washington. Shentel filed its response Monday. “Based on the facts presented to the FCC, it’s […]

RETRANS WARS – DMA 8

WJLA Files FCC Complaint Against Shentel

The Allbritton ABC affiliate in Washington says it had reached a retrans deal when the cable company replaced the station for an out-of-market affiliate.