Multi-screen moves across the pond head up today's grab bag of broadband and cable news.
On the plus side, the audience-based model could offer greater exposure to independent channels that otherwise wouldn't get distribution. On the minus side, the proposed system would almost certainly not sit well with media companies that make good money today on guaranteed, per-subscriber rates. Verizon's chief programming negotiator, Terry Denson, told the paper that discussions are only "inching forward" at this point. The Verizon proposal comes as the public debate over retransmission fees continues to heat up. (See Retrans Fees Take Center Stage at ACA Summit and Ad-Vantage Aereo?)
— Mari Silbey, Special to Light Reading Cable