Time Warner Cable Files Retrans Petition

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Time Warner Cable said late Tuesday, March 9, that it has filed its petition to the Federal Communications Commission asking it to "fix" the retransmission-consent system by instituting arbitration for impasses and preventing TV stations from pulling their signals during dispute resolution.

"In today's filing, the 14 petitioners asked the FCC to implement new dispute resolution mechanisms -- such as compulsory arbitration or an expert tribunal -- and require continued carriage of broadcast signals during negotiations or disputes, to help ensure uninterrupted programming for consumers. The petitioners implore the FCC to act expeditiously to help prevent further consumer harm," said Time Warner Cable in a statement.

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