ABC Squeezes More Licensing Fees From Its Affiliates

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ABC (DIS) continues to squeeze licensing fees from its affiliates in a race for higher revenues. Sinclair Broadcast Group, a Maryland-based TV company that owns 58 television stations in 38 markets, is paying a licence fee to the company for the first time.

The Associated Press reports that the company made a deal to keep nine of its stations ABC affiliates until 2015.

Disney has been increasingly aggressive about increasing carrier revenues. They recently yanked ABC’s New York signal from Cablevision in a fee spat–right before the Oscars.

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