MediaPost Publications Broadcast Nets: Higher Ratings Should Merit Higher Retrans Fees 06/11/2012

Although retransmission fees continue to climb, broadcasters say they are still nowhere near the carriage fee levels paid to cable networks.

Retrans fees paid to stations are just 7.1% of the total carriage fees paid to cable networks — according to media researcher SNL Kagan, which released the data during a recent conference. By the end of 2012, total retrans fees will hit $2 billion. Subscriber fees paid to cable networks amounted to nearly $29 billion.

via MediaPost Publications Broadcast Nets: Higher Ratings Should Merit Higher Retrans Fees 06/11/2012.

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