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CBS Could Face Another Battle With Affiliates

Cheering reports about CBS' revenue for 2010 could still signal "heated negotiations with affiliates" over the issue of reverse compensation: "the network taking some percentage of affiliates' retransmission dollars," according to TV New Check.

While retransmission fees are but a tiny percentage of CBS' total revenue, President-CEO Leslie Moonves expects them to more than double by 2013, from $100 million to $250 million -- and that's not even counting the affiliates' share. Expect the issue to flare up, as it has recently for Fox.

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