FCC Getting Involved in CBS-Time Warner Cable Dispute

Aug 28, 2013  •  Post A Comment

The Federal Communications Commission is working on resolving the dispute between CBS and Time Warner Cable, which has led to a blackout of CBS stations for more than 3 million viewers, reports Bloomberg.

"The commission is engaged at the highest levels with the respective parties and working to bring the impasse to an end,” a spokesman told Bloomberg in a statement. "We urge all parties to resolve this matter as quickly as possible so consumers can access the programming they rely on and are paying for.”

The statement didn’t provide details on the FCC’s efforts, although the agency’s acting chairwoman, Mignon Clyburn, has said that the panel doesn’t have the power to intervene, the story notes.

The blackout started Aug. 2 and includes CBS stations in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas, along with other markets.

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