CBS Corp and DISH Network Corp are far apart on talks for a new distribution deal, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations, setting up the possibility that the satellite provider’s subscribers could lose access to the most-watched U.S. TV network next month. The current agreement, signed on January 5, 2012, is set to expire in late November.

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According to AMC, DIRECTV may walk away from The Walking Dead and the rest of its programming. During the Nov. 2 premiere episode of The Walking Dead, AMC began alerting DIRECTV subscribers via commercials and graphic snipes that their ability to watch cable’s top series, and TV’s leader among persons 18 to 49, could be compromised.

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Dish’s 14 million customers lose access to CNN, Turner Classic Movies and a handful of others as companies fail to negotiate new distribution deal.

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American Cable Association President Matt Polka says Viacom’s denial of access to its web sites by broadband Internet subs of Cable One and other distributors with which Viacom is in a carriage dispute violates Internet openness and should raise warning flags in Washington.

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There are a lot of reasons to care about the Supreme Court showdown over Aereo — 3.3 billion to be exact. That’s how much the major broadcast networks pocket in so-called retransmission fees from charging cable and satellite companies to carry their local TV signals.

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The FCC unanimously votes to ban coordinated retrans negotiations among the top four TV stations in a market.

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The challenge to MVPDs comes in convincing programmers—the companies that crank out must-see shows such as Duck Dynasty or The Walking Dead—to let them offer some, but not all, of their channels.

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Imagine pulling up to the gas pump and finding that gas has gone from $3.50 a gallon to $6.00 – overnight. That’s the scale of some of these large increases.

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The National Cable Television Cooperative — which represents more than 800 primarily rural cable operators and negotiates programming deals on their behalf — charged that Viacom wants to dramatically increase the fees to carry its channels to prices that are 40 times greater than the rate of inflation.

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Disney, Time Warner, Viacom, Fox, NBCUniversal and CBS have all seen gains from ad growth and carriage fee negotiations, according to a THR analysis of data from the first three quarters of 2013.

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