SNL Kagan Projects U.S. Retrans Fee Gains
By 2022, U.S. TV station owners will receive $11.6 billion in retransmission fees from multichannel operators, according to SNL Kagan. U.S. retrans fees hit $6.4 billion last year and are set to reach $7.7 billion this year, a 20-percent gain. SNL Kagan observes that while retrans fees are gaining, including annual increases in dollar-per-subscription rates, margins are under pressure.
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