According to data from SNL Kagen, a leading industry research firm, broadcast retransmission fees rose a estimated 372 percent from 2008 to 2012, and are anticipated to rise more than 1,100 percent by 2018, from $500 million in 2008 to $6.1 billion.“As pay-TV providers across the board watch our subscriber base level off, we do not have the profit margins to absorb those costs and are forced to pass them on to consumers,” added Shull. “The people left in the dark are viewers. I think consumers are fed up, and I don’t blame them.”
August (Graphic: Business Wire)
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