Are Broadcast TV’s Retrans Dollar Increases Too Severe?


The American Cable Association (ACA) has taken an aggressive stance against the rapid acceleration of retransmission fee revenue seen by the nation’s biggest broadcast TV owners.

Now, it’s taken out its pocket calculator and done some math. One company that just completed a merger in 2016 is guilty of a 162% year-over-year increase in its retrans revenue, ACA says.

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Adam R Jacobson is a veteran radio industry journalist and advertising industry analyst with general, multicultural and Hispanic market expertise. From 1996 to 2006 he served as an editor at Radio & Records.
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