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Report: TWC-CBS Spat Industry 'Milestone'

The CBS-Time Warner battle over carriage fees, which has led to a blackout of 26 days for CBS in over 3 million TWC homes, is "a milestone in the industry," according to an SNL Kagan report. What makes the dispute so major? "The combination of the reported size of the proposed fee, the importance of digital rights to the negotiations, the possibility that CBS could lose its hold on Channel 2 on the cable dial, and the willingness of the cable operator to hang tough in a major market," writes Matthew Flamm, parsing the report.

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