Predicting 2015's biggest pay-TV carriage fights

Retrans fightsThe licensing and retransmission battles between programmers and pay-TV operators have taken on near-legendary status over the past few years, as costs for content continue to rise. From Dish Network's bitter words with Turner Networks to Viacom's tete-a-tete with Suddenlink Communications that saw all its channels pulled off the MSO, carriage negotiations have become nail-biting shows worthy of bringing popcorn along to watch. Which of 2015's negotiations between these media and entertainment giants will generate the most excitement (or rancor, if you're a consumer caught in the middle)? FierceCable predicts the five biggest potential carriage tiffs that will take place this year in this special report.

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