NFL, MLB try the hidden-ball trick in Aereo appeal

The NFL and Major League Baseball are threatening to take their ball and go home if Aereo is allowed to continue streaming broadcast TV signals to subscribers without paying retransmission fees to broadcasters.

Reckoning with retransmission consent

Despite broadcasters’ trumpeting of the free-market principles they say are at work in retransmission negotiations, the current retransmission consent regime is truly a creature of Congress.