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Texas Judge: TWC Contract Allows Nexstar Distant-Signal Importation

A Texas district judge last week denied Nexstar's request for a temporary restraining order... Read entire article
10 Sep 2012 | 8:42 am PDT

Broadcasters: We’re in the Money!

Broadcasters reported their 10th consecutive period ofdouble-digit retransmission-consent... Read entire article
9 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Life of Pai

In his first three months at the Federal CommunicationsCommission, Republican commissioner... Read entire article
9 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

CBS, Cablevision Sign Retrans Pact

While its retransmission-consentfight with TribuneBroadcasting entered itsthird week,... Read entire article
9 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Genachowski Urges Broad Participation in Spectrum Auction

FCC chairman Julius Genachowski Friday urged broad participation in the commission's upcoming... Read entire article
7 Sep 2012 | 12:20 pm PDT

FCC Sets Sept. 28 Vote for Auction Item

As FCC chairman Julius Genachowski signaled, a vote on a proposed framework for spectrum... Read entire article
7 Sep 2012 | 11:57 am PDT

FCC Fines Cable Op Big Bucks for Alleged EAS, Leakage Violation

The FCC has levied an almost quarter-million dollar fine on a Florida cable operator for what it... Read entire article
7 Sep 2012 | 9:28 am PDT

Reps. Praise Democratic Platform's Internet Pledge

A quartet of Democratic reps whose constituents include major Silicon Valley players issued a... Read entire article
6 Sep 2012 | 10:06 am PDT

Michelle Tops Barack Obama in Online Mentions

It may be the nominating convention for Barack Obama, but First Lady Michelle drew more online... Read entire article
6 Sep 2012 | 9:10 am PDT

Pai: Rights-of-Way Issues Are Up to Date in Kansas City

In Kansas City to visit Google's fiber build test-bed, FCC commissioner Ajit Pai said Wednesday... Read entire article
5 Sep 2012 | 4:40 pm PDT

Consumer Groups Praise EU Privacy Regime

Consumer groups Wednesday sent letters to European Union lawmakers in support of proposed new... Read entire article
5 Sep 2012 | 1:34 pm PDT

Eshoo: CALM Act Meant to Apply to Promos

CALM Act author Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) wrote the FCC Wednesday (Sept 5) to say that her... Read entire article
5 Sep 2012 | 12:43 pm PDT

FTC Releases Mobile App Guidelines

Administration officials, industry stakeholders and public-interest groups continue to work on... Read entire article
5 Sep 2012 | 12:37 pm PDT

ACA, NCTA Press FCC for Action on CLEC Cross-Ownership

The American Cable Association is asking the FCC to take action on the petition by the National... Read entire article
5 Sep 2012 | 9:45 am PDT

FCC to Measure Mobile Broadband Speed and Performance

The FCC has expanded its Measuring Broadband America program to include mobile... Read entire article
5 Sep 2012 | 9:38 am PDT

DNC to Stay in TWC Arena

Mother Nature is again taking a toll on political convention... Read entire article
5 Sep 2012 | 9:32 am PDT

House E&C Revamps Website

The House Energy & Commerce Committee Republican majority has remade its Website, in what it... Read entire article
4 Sep 2012 | 11:19 am PDT

Dispatch Stations Dark on Dish

Dispatch Broadcast stations WBNS Columbus and WTHR Indianapolis are dark for Dish Network... Read entire article
4 Sep 2012 | 10:05 am PDT

Democrats Commit to Unfettered Internet

True to the president's pledge on Reddit last week, the Democratic platform, released Sunday,... Read entire article
4 Sep 2012 | 7:11 am PDT

FCC Qs in Search of As

The FederalCommunications Commissionsignaled in its notice of inquiry forthe ninth annual... Read entire article
2 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Cable Operators DividedOver Carriage Rules

The Federal Communications Commissionhas gotten an earful in the past couple of weeks over its... Read entire article
2 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

FCC Denies Stay of Dual-Carriage Order

The Federal Communications Commissionhas denied broadcasters’ request for a stay ofthe its... Read entire article
2 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Verizon Socked With TV-Patent Bill

David has hit pay dirt in its fightwith... Read entire article
2 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Cablevision-Tribune Fight Grinds On

Cablevision Systems’ retransmission-consent battlewith Tribune Broadcasting has entered its... Read entire article
2 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

FCC Vets Encryption-Ban Order

 Federal Communications Commissionchairman Julius Genachowski has circulated an... Read entire article
2 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Nugent, Sportsman AreHorsemen of ‘Aporkalypse’

“I love the smell of bacon in... Read entire article
2 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Dems To Live-Stream Convention

Political conventions aren't complete without balloons, confetti and other celebratory... Read entire article
2 Sep 2012 | 6:23 pm PDT

Broadcasters Ask FCC to Be More Flexible on Foreign Ownership

A coalition of broadcast groups has asked the FCC to clarify that it will not foreclose, but... Read entire article
31 Aug 2012 | 1:42 pm PDT

FCC Teeing Up Spectrum Item for September: Sources

According to various sources inside and outside the agency, FCC chairman Julius Genachowski will... Read entire article
31 Aug 2012 | 5:50 am PDT

Republican Platform Includes Internet Freedom Plank

The Republican Party adopted its platform at the convention Tuesday, and it included a... Read entire article
28 Aug 2012 | 7:54 pm PDT

Eshoo Signs Declaration of Internet Freedom

Add the signature of Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) to those who have signed the Declaration of... Read entire article
28 Aug 2012 | 2:42 pm PDT

FAA to Study In-Flight Wireless Device Use

In-flight movies and TV shows could get some competition from iPads and cellphones depending on... Read entire article
28 Aug 2012 | 10:05 am PDT

FTC Extends Comment Deadline on COPPA Changes

The Federal Trade Commission has extended the comment deadline on its proposed changes to the... Read entire article
28 Aug 2012 | 8:10 am PDT

Hispanic Media Briefing Will Go On as Scheduled

The Republican National Convention is hosting a daily briefing on that day's events for Hispanic... Read entire article
27 Aug 2012 | 7:35 am PDT

GOP Convention Delayed a Day

The Republican National Convention is being abridged to three days thanks to tropical storm... Read entire article
27 Aug 2012 | 7:29 am PDT

FCC: Broadband DeploymentStill Isn’t Timely, Reasonable

The Federal CommunicationsCommission has once againconcluded that broadband is not... Read entire article
26 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Kids’ Advocates TargetNick, Cartoon Websites

Child advocacy groups are asking the Federal Trade Commissionto investigate the websites for... Read entire article
26 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

More Tennis Channel, Anyone?

At press time, Comcast was preparing its customers forthe move of Tennis Channel to its... Read entire article
26 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Deuce: Comcast Gains Stay In Tennis Channel Program-Carriage Complaint

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has granted Comcast's... Read entire article
24 Aug 2012 | 1:10 pm PDT

CWA Slams Verizon/SpectrumCo Approval as Job Killer

Reaction from critics of the Verizon/SpectrumCo deal were quick to register their disapproval... Read entire article
23 Aug 2012 | 2:07 pm PDT

FCC Unanimously Approves Verizon/SpectrumCo Deal

Two days after it was unanimously adopted -- reportedly as commissioners, some far-flung,... Read entire article
23 Aug 2012 | 1:23 pm PDT

FCC Special Access Call Continues to Draw Crowd

The FCC's party line vote to suspend its deregulatory triggers for special access (broadband... Read entire article
23 Aug 2012 | 9:29 am PDT

Infomercial Marketers to Pay Millions to Settle FTC Charges

The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday that the marketers of abdominal exerciser Ab Circle... Read entire article
23 Aug 2012 | 7:22 am PDT

Verizon/SpectrumCo. Deal on Thursday Track

The latest word on the FCC's release of the Verizon/SpectrumCo order, which has already been... Read entire article
22 Aug 2012 | 3:33 pm PDT

Markey, Barton Concerned About Marketing Tactics Cited in FTC Complaints

The cochairs of the House Privacy Caucus Wednesday were quick to use advocacy group complaints... Read entire article
22 Aug 2012 | 2:25 pm PDT

Sources: Votes are 5-0 for Verizon/SpectrumCo.

According to sources inside and outside the FCC, all five commissioners have cast their votes on... Read entire article
22 Aug 2012 | 10:39 am PDT

Industry Groups Highly Critical of FCC Broadband Report

The FCC caught flak from a number of industry groups for its conclusion on Tuesday that... Read entire article
22 Aug 2012 | 10:02 am PDT

Advocacy Groups Target Cartoon, Nick Web Sites in FTC Complaints

A coalition of child advocacy groups is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate... Read entire article
21 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

House Communications Subcommittee To Hold Hearing On Federal Spectrum

The House Energy & Commerce Committee's Communications Subcommittee will hold a hearing next... Read entire article
21 Aug 2012 | 11:08 am PDT

Three FCC Votes in For Verizon/SpectrumCo.

At press time, the FCC's two Republican members--Robert McDowell and Ajit Pai--had voted to... Read entire article
21 Aug 2012 | 10:22 am PDT

FCC: Broadband Deployment Still Not Timely, Reasonable

The FCC has once again concluded that broadband is not being deployed in a reasonable and timely... Read entire article
21 Aug 2012 | 9:57 am PDT

Comcast Calls Tennis Channel Decision 'Nakedly Content-Based Restriction'

As expected, Comcast has once again urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia... Read entire article
21 Aug 2012 | 8:06 am PDT

FCC Shares EAS Test Results With GAO

The Government Accountability Office, an independent investigative arm of Congress, is getting a... Read entire article
20 Aug 2012 | 2:39 pm PDT

Commerce Names FirstNet Board

Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank announced Monday the 15-member board of FirstNet, the... Read entire article
20 Aug 2012 | 9:53 am PDT

Comcast Informs Customers of Tennis Channel Move

Comcast has begun informing its customers that it will move Tennis Channel from a sports tier to... Read entire article
20 Aug 2012 | 9:16 am PDT

Mobile App Stakeholders Will Meet to Flesh Out Code of Conduct

Mobile app stakeholders, public-interest groups and government officials will get together Aug.... Read entire article
20 Aug 2012 | 8:42 am PDT

PTC Pushes Congress, FCC for Less Pixelated Flesh

The Parents Television Council is sending letters to the Hill complaining about pixelated nudity... Read entire article
20 Aug 2012 | 7:50 am PDT

FCC Media Bureau Seeks Comments on TiVo's HD Set-Top Waiver

The FCC's Media Bureau wants input on TiVo's request for a 12-month waiver of commission rules... Read entire article
17 Aug 2012 | 10:55 am PDT

DOJ Approves SpectrumCo Deal

A quartet of cable operators received approval from the U.S. Department of Justice on its $3.9... Read entire article
16 Aug 2012 | 8:56 am PDT

Comcast Hooks Up Nearly 100,000 Low-Income Homes To Broadband

Comcast enrolled 91,000 low-income families for its $9.95-per-month Internet Essentials service... Read entire article
15 Aug 2012 | 8:28 am PDT

FCC: Expanded Basic Cable TV Rates Climbed 5.4% In 2010

The average monthly price of expanded basic cable TV rose 5.4% in 2010, to $57.46, according to... Read entire article
14 Aug 2012 | 9:44 am PDT

NCTA: FCC Should Exempt Program Promos From Ad-Loudness Rules

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association has petitioned the FCC to limit rules aimed... Read entire article
13 Aug 2012 | 11:07 am PDT

The District Line

Program access, how to regulate over-the-top video and network neutrality were among the... Read entire article
12 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Google To Factor Copyright-Removal Notices Into Search Rankings

Google next week will start including the number of copyright-removal notices it receives for... Read entire article
10 Aug 2012 | 12:46 pm PDT

FCC Denies Comcast Stay Request in Tennis Channel Program Complaint

According to the Tennis Channel, the FCC has denied Comcast's request for a stay of the... Read entire article
9 Aug 2012 | 5:07 pm PDT

Markey Unveils Draft of Wireless Bill

In the wake of an investigation that revealed over 1.3 million law enforcement requests for... Read entire article
9 Aug 2012 | 12:39 pm PDT

Google Settles FTC Safari Complaint With Record Civil Penalty

Google has agreed to pay an FTC-record $22.5 million to settle charges it violated an earlier... Read entire article
9 Aug 2012 | 9:13 am PDT

CTIA Launches Growing Wireless Campaign

Wireless companies have launched a campaign to help parents better educate themselves about... Read entire article
9 Aug 2012 | 7:58 am PDT

FCC Commissioner Clyburn to Keynote WICT Touchstones Luncheon

Firming up its luncheon plans during its upcoming Leadership Conference, Women in Cable... Read entire article
9 Aug 2012 | 7:23 am PDT

Markey Seeks Executive Order On Grid Cybersecurity

In the wake of the Senate's failure to pass cybersecurity legislation last week, Rep. Ed Markey... Read entire article
8 Aug 2012 | 12:56 pm PDT

Google, Best Buy, Sony, Intel And Others Still Pushing For 'AllVid'

The AllVid Tech Company Alliance, whose members include Best Buy, Google, Sony Electronics,... Read entire article
8 Aug 2012 | 12:16 pm PDT

WMGM-TV Gets Waiver From Online Political File Posting

At least one top four affiliate technically in a top 50 DMA won't have to share its political... Read entire article
8 Aug 2012 | 10:25 am PDT

Bounce TV Cofounder MLK III Tells Senate to Reject DeMint Bill

Add Bounce TV cofounder Martin Luther King III to the list of broadcasters not eager for the... Read entire article
7 Aug 2012 | 11:59 am PDT

GAO, FCC Agree Review of RF Radiation Testing of Mobile Devices Is Needed

The FCC and congressional Democrats are in agreement that the commission needs to take a fresh... Read entire article
7 Aug 2012 | 9:53 am PDT

Michigan Rep. Hansen Calls For Incentive Auction Hearing

Rep. Hansen Clarke (D-Mich.) says that insuring that broadcasters retain their coverage areas... Read entire article
6 Aug 2012 | 12:00 pm PDT

FCC Launches Computer Recycling/Donation Program

The FCC and its Connect2Compete public private partnership are launching a computer recycling... Read entire article
6 Aug 2012 | 10:29 am PDT

Free TV: Aereo’sNew Legal Move

Aereo, the over-the-top TV startup giving broadcasters a case of heartburn, isaiming to bulk... Read entire article
5 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Comcast Goes to Court Over Tennis Ruling

Comcast wasted no time challenging the FCC’s decisionto uphold the Tennis Channel carriage... Read entire article
5 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Copps Rallies for Cause

He’s baaack! Michael Copps, the FCC’s most fierycritic of consolidation, has been charged... Read entire article
5 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

The CALM Act: What You Need to Know

The clock is ticking down to Dec. 13, whenthe FCC will finally begin enforcing the... Read entire article
5 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Connecting America: At What Cost?

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association continues to be concerned about... Read entire article
5 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Cybersecurity Bill DiesIn Senate, Despite Need

After three years of work on cybersecurity legislation,the Senate failed last week to vote on... Read entire article
5 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Cable’s Crytpo PlanLeaves CE Unmoved

Unlike other video providers, cable will be forcedto continue delivering programming to... Read entire article
5 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

NBC Extends French Open Coverage through 2024

The NBC Sports Group stayed on court with tennis, inking a renewal that gives it expanded French... Read entire article
5 Aug 2012 | 7:16 am PDT

Comcast Starts Billing Bandwidth Hogs, But Exempts Its Own VOD Apps

Comcast this week took the first steps to start charging Internet customers if they consume... Read entire article
3 Aug 2012 | 4:22 pm PDT

CWA Slams Verizon/SpectrumCo Deal It Suggests Is Imminent

The Communications Workers of America signaled Friday it thought regulators were poised to... Read entire article
3 Aug 2012 | 11:41 am PDT

FCC Moves to Update Cable Technical Rules

The FCC voted unanimously on Friday to open a proceeding to transition its analog cable... Read entire article
3 Aug 2012 | 10:27 am PDT

Sunstein Exiting as Reg Review Czar

Cass Sunstein, who has overseen the White House's review of regulations as head of the Office of... Read entire article
3 Aug 2012 | 7:14 am PDT

House Approves Resolution Backing Multistakeholder Internet Governance

The House Thursday voted to approve H. Con. Res. 127, the "sense of the House" resolution... Read entire article
2 Aug 2012 | 4:10 pm PDT

Boston Mayor Pitches Attorneys General on Opposing Verizon/SpectrumCo

In a letter this week to Attorney General Eric Holder, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said the city... Read entire article
2 Aug 2012 | 2:41 pm PDT

FCC Resumes Consideration of Tribune License Transfers

The FCC is restarting the clock on consideration of the license transfers associated with... Read entire article
2 Aug 2012 | 1:50 pm PDT

Rockefeller Calls Vote to Tank Cybersecurity Bill Reckless

Reaction came swiftly following the Senate's failure to act on cybersecurity legislation (S.... Read entire article
2 Aug 2012 | 12:17 pm PDT

CEA Calls NCTA Encryption Proposal 'Utterly Insufficient'

The Consumer Electronics Association said the cable industry's proposal for the six biggest MSOs... Read entire article
2 Aug 2012 | 11:48 am PDT

Senate Cybersecurity Bill Fails to Make It to Floor Vote

Senate cybersecurity legislation has failed to get Senate consideration before Congress heads... Read entire article
2 Aug 2012 | 8:55 am PDT

Comcast Appeals Tennis Channel Decision In D.C. Circuit

Comcast Wednesday filed its appeal of the FCC's Tennis Channel program carriage decision,... Read entire article
1 Aug 2012 | 1:22 pm PDT

Joint Chiefs Chair Says Cybersecurity Legislation a Must

Add General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to the administration voices... Read entire article
1 Aug 2012 | 12:12 pm PDT

Public Knowledge Officially Complains to FCC About Comcast/Xbox

Public Knowledge told the FCC on Wednesday that Comcast's exemption of video service delivered... Read entire article
1 Aug 2012 | 11:37 am PDT

Sen. Lieberman Implores Senate to Pass Cybersecurity Bill

Sen. Joe Lieberman said on Tuesday he thought a compromise was in reach on his Cybersecurity Act... Read entire article
31 Jul 2012 | 12:09 pm PDT

Verizon Wireless Settles FCC App-Blocking Investigation

The FCC Tuesday said Verizon Wireless has agreed to pay $1.25 million to settle an investigation... Read entire article
31 Jul 2012 | 11:57 am PDT

FTC Rescinds Policy Statement on Monetary Remedies in Competition Cases

The Federal Trade Commission is giving notice that it will use its discretion on levying... Read entire article
31 Jul 2012 | 8:33 am PDT

Amendments Abound for Cybersecurity Bill

Through early Monday evening, 21 amendments had been received for S 3414, the Cybersecurity Act... Read entire article
31 Jul 2012 | 5:30 am PDT

Comcast Seeks FCC Stay of Tennis Channel Decision

Comcast has asked the FCC to stay enforcement of its July 24 vote upholding Tennis Channel's... Read entire article
30 Jul 2012 | 4:05 pm PDT

Tennis Channel Volleys NCTA Opposition

The volleying continued over the FCC's decision to uphold an Administrative Law Judge's ruling... Read entire article
30 Jul 2012 | 12:15 pm PDT

Pittman To Promote Media Institute's Free Speech Week

Bob Pittman, CEO of Clear Channel, has been named to head a new Free Speech Week advisory... Read entire article
30 Jul 2012 | 10:24 am PDT

Rockefeller 'Baffled' By Chamber Opposition to Cybersecurity Bill

Co-sponsors of a Senate cybersecurity bill ( S. 3414,) say the U.S. Chamber of Commerce... Read entire article
30 Jul 2012 | 10:18 am PDT

Copps to Head Common Cause Anti-Consolidation Effort

Former FCC Commissioner and veteran media consolidation critic Michael Copps is getting a new... Read entire article
30 Jul 2012 | 10:12 am PDT

FTC OK With Disney Purchase of NBCU's A+E Stake

The government Monday signaled it had no antitrust issues with Disney's $3 billion purchase of... Read entire article
30 Jul 2012 | 7:13 am PDT

Cable Act Review Splits Along Battle Lines

The Senate Communications Subcommitteebegan its vaunted review of the Cable Actof 1992 last... Read entire article
29 Jul 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Comcast Vows to Sue FCCOver Tennis Channel Decision

The Federal Communications Commission’sfirst-ever commission-level vote to uphold... Read entire article
29 Jul 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

FCBA Bar Is Open

Communications Attorney Laura Phillips ofWashington, D.C., firm Drinker Biddle tookover this... Read entire article
29 Jul 2012 | 9:00 pm PDT

Court Denies NAB Effort to Delay Online Posting

The U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. Circuit on Friday denied the National Association of... Read entire article
27 Jul 2012 | 11:23 am PDT

AT&T, Verizon Say No Thanks to Broadband Rollout Funds

Telecom giants AT&T and Verizon have respectfully declined the FCC's invitation to accept phase... Read entire article
26 Jul 2012 | 1:58 pm PDT

FCC Releases Connect America Funding Map

The FCC released a map on Thursday showing where the $115 million in FCC Universal Service... Read entire article
26 Jul 2012 | 1:16 pm PDT

White House Backs Cybersecurity Bill, With Tweaks

As the Senate continued to work on a compromise on moving a cybersecurity bill to the floor for... Read entire article
26 Jul 2012 | 12:24 pm PDT

Republicans Signal Move to Consideration of Cybersecurity Bill

At press time, it appeared the Senate would proceed to consideration of the Cybersecurity Act of... Read entire article
26 Jul 2012 | 10:07 am PDT

Scalia: TV Would 'Miseducate' People About Supreme Court

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who concedes he joined the court as a supporter of... Read entire article
26 Jul 2012 | 9:19 am PDT

Sports Fan Coalition Pitches Two-Year Sunset of Sports Blackout Rule

In the wake of the NFL's changes to its own blackout rule, and some team's decision not to take... Read entire article
26 Jul 2012 | 8:47 am PDT

Time Warner Cable Nears Retrans Deal with Meredith

Shortly before its television stations in three markets were set to go dark on Time Warner Cable... Read entire article
26 Jul 2012 | 8:31 am PDT

FCC: Connect America Is Connecting 400,000 Americans

The FCC said Wednesday that almost 400,000 people and small businesses in 37 states will get... Read entire article
25 Jul 2012 | 10:40 am PDT

Big MSOs Commit To Make Encrypted Basic Tiers Available To IP Devices

The six largest U.S. cable operators are prepared to offer two ways to let third-party IP-based... Read entire article
25 Jul 2012 | 9:29 am PDT

NCTA: Tennis Channel Decision Is 'Dangerous' Path

The National Cable and Telecommunications Association said Wednesday that the FCC's decision to... Read entire article
25 Jul 2012 | 8:31 am PDT

Advantage Tennis Channel: FCC Upholds Decision over Comcast

In a 3-2 party line vote, the FCC has voted touphold an agency judge's ruling that Comcast... Read entire article
24 Jul 2012 | 3:18 pm PDT

NAB to Court: FCC Fails to See Serious Harm in Online Posting

In the latest parry in the duel between the FCC and broadcasters over the FCC's new online... Read entire article
24 Jul 2012 | 3:17 pm PDT

Smith: Cable Ops Should Refund Consumers for Signals

At Tuesday's Senate Commerce Committee hearing on the Cable Act, former Republican committee... Read entire article
24 Jul 2012 | 3:16 pm PDT

Retrans Stars at Cable Act Hearing

There were few surprises at the Senate Commerce Committee hearing Tuesday on the hot-button... Read entire article
24 Jul 2012 | 2:22 pm PDT

Independent Show: Small Ops Say 'Dropping Channels Works'

Small operators have to develop a "thick skin and iron will" to drop the channels that demand... Read entire article
24 Jul 2012 | 1:10 pm PDT

Cybersecurity Bill Backers Say They Think Measure Can Proceed

The five chief Cybersecurity bill backers said Tuesday they were confident that the Senate... Read entire article
24 Jul 2012 | 11:31 am PDT

Groups File Brief Supporting Net Neutrality Rule Challenges

The Free State Foundation, TechFreedom, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the Cato... Read entire article
24 Jul 2012 | 11:15 am PDT

Free Press on Cable Act Review: Keep Consumers Top of Mind

According to Free Press, the problem with the Cable Act of 1992 is not that the laws are too old... Read entire article
24 Jul 2012 | 10:47 am PDT

Super PACs Continue to Pour Money Into Media Coffers

Republican backers American Crossroads bought almost $8 million worth of TV time at the end of... Read entire article
24 Jul 2012 | 9:53 am PDT

CREW Complains about Crossroads GPS TV Ads

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has complained to the FCC about Crossroads... Read entire article
24 Jul 2012 | 8:05 am PDT

C-SPAN to Cover Senate Cable Act Hearing

C-SPAN tells Multichannel News it will be covering the Senate Commerce Committee's Tuesday, July... Read entire article
23 Jul 2012 | 2:15 pm PDT

CFA to Senate: Cable Power Threatens Over-the-Top Delivery

While broadcast and cable witnesses focused on the retransmission consent/must-carry regime in... Read entire article
23 Jul 2012 | 1:40 pm PDT

GOP Reps. Express Concerns About FCC Program Carriage Rule Decision

Top House Energy and Commerce Committee members have joined with over 30 other Republican... Read entire article
23 Jul 2012 | 12:28 pm PDT

Time Warner Cable: Retrans Never Has Been Free Market

Retransmission consent is one of several special privileges given to broadcasters by the... Read entire article
23 Jul 2012 | 11:44 am PDT

Rosenworcel Names Senior Legal Adviser

Jessica Rosenworcel has tapped David Goldman, a former Senate Commerce Colleague, as her new... Read entire article
23 Jul 2012 | 10:46 am PDT

Time Warner Cable Faces New Retrans Battle

Shortly after ending its nine-day impasse with Hearst Television, Time Warner Cable is gearing... Read entire article
23 Jul 2012 | 9:47 am PDT

ACA Chair Abdoulah: Overhaul Cable Act

American Cable Association chair Colleen Abdoulah plans to tell the Senate Commerce Committee... Read entire article
23 Jul 2012 | 8:15 am PDT

NAB's Smith: TV Station Value Is Tied to Retrans

National Association of Broadcasters president Gordon Smith plans to tell his former Senate... Read entire article
23 Jul 2012 | 8:01 am PDT

ABC Affils: Dump Retrans and More Sports Will Migrate to Pay Platforms

ABC affiliates told Congress in a letter on Friday that if they are not allowed to have a dual... Read entire article
23 Jul 2012 | 7:37 am PDT

NCTA Takes On CenturyLink Over Stimulus Funds for Overbuild

Cable operators continue to pushthe camel’s nose of “underserved” back under the... Read entire article
22 Jul 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

House Steps Back Into IP Enforcement

Yet another attempt to combatoverseas online piracy of TV shows, movies and morewas... Read entire article
22 Jul 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Standing Up for the Little Guy

American Cable Association CEO Matt Polka is like a blur in Washingtonthese days — racing... Read entire article
22 Jul 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

FCC’s Genachowski: Cable Speeds Are Tops

DOCSIS 3.0 is paying off big... Read entire article
22 Jul 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

FCC Releases Video Competition Report

The FCC released its fourteenth annual video competition report on Friday, covering 2007 through... Read entire article
20 Jul 2012 | 12:54 pm PDT

President's Advisory Council Pushes Government Spectrum Sharing

As expected, the president's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology's spectrum report... Read entire article
20 Jul 2012 | 12:03 pm PDT

Commisso Says He Will Freeze Prices If Programmers Freeze Rates

Mediacom chairman Rocco Commisso has committed to holding the "published rates" for the cable... Read entire article
20 Jul 2012 | 10:26 am PDT

Affils Make Case to Commerce for Retaining Retrans

The NBC and CBS affiliates have both sent letters to the Senate Commerce Committee making their... Read entire article
20 Jul 2012 | 9:44 am PDT

Time Warner Cable, Hearst TV End Retrans Blackout

Hearst Television and Time Warner Cable have worked out a retransmission consent deal, ending... Read entire article
19 Jul 2012 | 6:53 pm PDT

Senate Compromise Cybersecurity Bill Offered Up

Senate sponsors of a cybersecurity bill -- three Democrats, one Republican and an independent --... Read entire article
19 Jul 2012 | 4:09 pm PDT

Genachowski: Media Ownership Order by Year's End

FCC chairman Julius Genachowski said Thursday the agency is on track to issue an order on its... Read entire article
19 Jul 2012 | 2:47 pm PDT

ISPs Quick to Connect With FCC's Broadband Report

ISPs were happy to put a spotlight Thursday on the FCC's latest broadband speed report, which... Read entire article
19 Jul 2012 | 11:03 am PDT

FCC: Mobile Unlicensed Devices in TV Band Still Couple Years Away

In presentation at the agency's public meeting Thursday, FCC officials suggested sharing of the... Read entire article
19 Jul 2012 | 10:52 am PDT

FCC Study: Cable Delivers 99% of Advertised Broadband Speeds

It turns out cable operators were nearly perfect at delivering on advertised broadband... Read entire article
19 Jul 2012 | 9:38 am PDT

FCC Study Preview: ISPs Improve Delivery On Advertised, Actual Broadband Speeds

ISPs are delivering faster broadband speeds and more fully on their promises of advertised... Read entire article
18 Jul 2012 | 3:11 pm PDT

Hearst: TWC Slow to Respond to Retrans Offer

The rhetoric continues to fly in the retrans battle between Hearst Television and Time Warner... Read entire article
18 Jul 2012 | 2:36 pm PDT

NTIA's Strickling: Spectrum Sharing Survey Done by January

National Telecommunications and Information Administration head Larry Strickling told the House... Read entire article
18 Jul 2012 | 2:28 pm PDT

Dish Reaches Retrans Accord with West Virginia Media

Dish Network said Wednesday it has reached a new, multiyear retrans agreement with West Virginia... Read entire article
18 Jul 2012 | 2:01 pm PDT

Genachowski Defends USF Reform on Hill

FCC chairman Julius Genachowski spent a lot of his time on the Hill Wednesday defending the... Read entire article
18 Jul 2012 | 1:46 pm PDT

Rosenworcel: Broadcasters Must Have 'Full and Fair Opportunity' to Stay in Business

FCC commissioner Rosenworcel said Wednesday that upcoming incentive auctions would be a "big and... Read entire article
18 Jul 2012 | 11:34 am PDT

Pai Expresses Concerns About Where FCC Is Headed on 'Big Issues'

He may be in the minority, but new Republican FCC commissioner Ajit Pai has some major changes... Read entire article
18 Jul 2012 | 8:22 am PDT

FCC Seeks Comment on Updating Regulatory Fees

The FCC wants to know how it should change its regulatory fee structure to match the "extensive... Read entire article
18 Jul 2012 | 8:03 am PDT

Nexstar Sues TWC Over Retransmissions

Nexstar has filed suit against Time Warner Cable for copyright infringement in a Northern Texas... Read entire article
18 Jul 2012 | 6:12 am PDT

Nexstar Asks FCC to Stop TWC Signal Importation

Nexstar has told the FCC that Time Warner Cable is impermissibly using Nexstar's TV stations as... Read entire article
17 Jul 2012 | 1:32 pm PDT

Broadcasters Have Trouble Accessing Online FCC Event on Easing Online Access

According to various sources, a number of interested broadcasters who logged into the FCC's live... Read entire article
17 Jul 2012 | 10:40 am PDT

SOPA Foes Launch What They Bill as Early Internet Threat Warning System

Taking a page out of the comic books, some of the same groups that opposed the Stop Online... Read entire article
17 Jul 2012 | 9:01 am PDT

FCC Demos Online File-Posting Tool

The FCC Tuesday walked the public and interested stakeholders -- those would include primarily... Read entire article
17 Jul 2012 | 8:59 am PDT

Upton Cites Spectrum Legislation Among Committee Q2 Accomplishments

House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Fred Upton (D-Mich.) said on the incentive auction... Read entire article
17 Jul 2012 | 7:20 am PDT

White House Strongly Supports DISCLOSE Act

The Obama Administration strongly came out on Monday for the DISCLOSE (Democracy is Strengthened... Read entire article
16 Jul 2012 | 3:01 pm PDT

It's Official: Senate Commerce to Look at Cable Act, Retrans July 24

The Senate Commerce Committee has made it official. Confirming a prior report, the committee... Read entire article
16 Jul 2012 | 11:43 am PDT

CTIA: FCC Has No Roving Mandate to Protect Info Stored on Mobile Devices

The FCC may not have applied non-discrimination rules to wireless broadband, but carriers don't... Read entire article
16 Jul 2012 | 10:42 am PDT

Genachowski to Talk Broadband at Small Business Committee Hearing

The House Small Business Committee has scheduled a hearing for July 18 on the impact of... Read entire article
16 Jul 2012 | 10:37 am PDT

Labor Job Centers to Become Broadband Learning Center

The Department of Labor said that its almost 2,800 American Job Centers will start providing... Read entire article
16 Jul 2012 | 10:27 am PDT

Dish Can’t Skip Law

Dish Network will have to fight its ad-skippingbattles in a California court, after a federal... Read entire article
15 Jul 2012 | 9:02 pm PDT

On NECTA’s ‘Unique Blend’

Paul Cianelli, the CEO of the New EnglandCable & Telecommunications Association, spoke to... Read entire article
15 Jul 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Time Warner Cable’s Retrans End-Around

Time Warner Cable’sretransmission-consentdispute with HearstCommunications... Read entire article
15 Jul 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

SpectrumCo Sale Is Almost-Done Deal

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commissionis close to approving Verizon Wireless’... Read entire article
15 Jul 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Free Press Strikes Flag on Network-Neutrality Challenge

WASHINGTON — Advocacy group Free Press has quietlydropped its challenge to the Federal... Read entire article
15 Jul 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Cable Can Prosper by Playing Well With Others

Key executives at top cable operatorsComcast and Cox Communications put a little... Read entire article
15 Jul 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Why Some Cable Ops AreCheering Aereo’s Legal Win

The first-round win Aereo scored against broadcastershad some cable operators hoping the... Read entire article
15 Jul 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

DISCLOSE ACT, Take Two, Teed Up for Senate Debate

The Senate is scheduled on Monday, July 16, to take up the newest version of the DISCLOSE Act,... Read entire article
13 Jul 2012 | 11:28 am PDT

FCC Denies Stay Of Online Political Rule Enforcement

As expected, the FCC's media Bureau has denied the National Association of Broadcasters request... Read entire article
13 Jul 2012 | 10:59 am PDT

Court Upholds FCC Move of USF Funds to Broadband

According to the FCC, the Federal Appeals Court for the D.C. Circuit Friday upheld the... Read entire article
13 Jul 2012 | 10:11 am PDT

Facebook: No Decision Yet on Letting Kids In

Facebook has told the Hill that it has not yet decided whether or not to open its social network... Read entire article
13 Jul 2012 | 9:23 am PDT

July 24 Targeted for Retrans Hearing: Sources

The Senate Commerce Committee will hold a hearing on video in general and retransmission consent... Read entire article
13 Jul 2012 | 9:20 am PDT

ITU to Release Telecom Draft; Some Critics Underwhelmed

The International Telecommunications Union trumpeted their decision on Friday to release a draft... Read entire article
13 Jul 2012 | 6:31 am PDT

Rep. Clyburn To Receive MMTC's Parker Award

The Minority Media & Telecommunications Counsel has named Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) as its... Read entire article
12 Jul 2012 | 7:19 pm PDT

Privacy Stakeholders Air Public Differences

If the National Telecommunication and Information Administration's first stakeholder meeting is... Read entire article
12 Jul 2012 | 3:16 pm PDT

Rockefeller To FCC, Justice On SpectrumCo: Keep Close Eye on Marketing Agreements

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, has asked the FCC and... Read entire article
12 Jul 2012 | 3:12 pm PDT

FCC To Release Second Broadband Performance/Speed Report

The FCC will release its second broadband speed and performance test results at its July 19... Read entire article
12 Jul 2012 | 9:19 am PDT

Genachowski Criticizes Russian Web-Blocking Bill

FCC chairman Julius Genachowski said Friday that Russia's new proposed Internet blacklist could... Read entire article
12 Jul 2012 | 6:27 am PDT

Updated: Hearst Television, Time Warner Cable Disconnect over Retrans Dispute

After extending talks for more than a week beyond the original expiration of their... Read entire article
10 Jul 2012 | 4:12 am PDT

House Dems Take Aim at Verizon-SpectrumCo

Thirty-two Democratic House members have sent a letter to the FCC arguing that the... Read entire article
9 Jul 2012 | 11:56 am PDT

House E&C Leaders Seek USF Reform Update

Bipartisan leaders of the House Energy & Commerce Committee have asked the FCC for an update on... Read entire article
9 Jul 2012 | 10:43 am PDT

CFA Brands SpectrumCo Deal End of 96 Act's Competitive Promise

In advance of the July 10 comment deadline on Verizon's purchase of spectrum from cable... Read entire article
9 Jul 2012 | 8:53 am PDT

Pai: FCC Should Scrap Extraneous 'Voluntary' Merger Conditions

New FCC commissioner Ajit Pai intimates he does know jack about the commission, and suggests... Read entire article
9 Jul 2012 | 7:33 am PDT

UN: Internet Freedom Is a Human Right

The United Nations Human Rights Council concluded its meeting last week with a raft of... Read entire article
9 Jul 2012 | 7:28 am PDT

FCC Won't Delay Restarting Clock on Verizon-SpectrumCo

The FCC has denied a request by Public Knowledge and the Rural Telecommunications Group that the... Read entire article
9 Jul 2012 | 7:21 am PDT

Retrans Battles Offer Summer Fireworks

The retransmisson-consent fireworks continuedto rage last week, with satellite giant Dish... Read entire article
8 Jul 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Verizon, MetroPCS Tell Court: FCC Net-Neutrality Rules Are Illegal

Telcos Verizon Communications andMetroPCS last week teed up three key questions in... Read entire article
8 Jul 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Wheeler to Talk Tech at CES

All commissioners are lined up for annual Consumer Electronics Association... Read entire article
25 Nov 2013 | 11:43 am PST

FilmOn Seeks Illinois Court Ruling that Service Is OK

Responds to copyright violation notice from noncommercial... Read entire article
25 Nov 2013 | 10:11 am PST

Clyburn: Up To Marketplace To Set In-Flight Phone Policies

Supports chairman that airlines should be ones making decisions on passenger's... Read entire article
24 Nov 2013 | 7:33 pm PST

Wheeler: Airlines Make Call About In-Flight Phones

Says FCC proposal has to do with technical ability to use wireless voice and data... Read entire article
22 Nov 2013 | 2:21 pm PST

Sources: Clyburn Naming Adonis Hoffman Chief of Staff

Brings in former FCC, Hill and advertising policy... Read entire article
22 Nov 2013 | 1:06 pm PST

Rosenworcel Joins President to Promote High-Speed Access For Education

Helps salute educators at White House... Read entire article
22 Nov 2013 | 6:43 am PST

President To Talk TV and The Economy

Will travel to California next week to speak at... Read entire article
22 Nov 2013 | 6:19 am PST

White House Adds Some Coverable Events

But spokesman suggests it was not a reaction to journalist... Read entire article
22 Nov 2013 | 6:05 am PST

ACA, TWC Try To Block Mission/Stainless Deal

Say it could result in coordinated retrans negotiations that are not in public... Read entire article
21 Nov 2013 | 3:55 pm PST

Senate Votes to End Nominee Filibusters

Former Senator Gordon Smith suggests it could... Read entire article
21 Nov 2013 | 3:02 pm PST

Wheeler Meets with Trade Association Chiefs

NAB's Smith, NCTA's Powell among those at... Read entire article
21 Nov 2013 | 2:48 pm PST

Gordon Smith: Wheeler Open To Studying Promoting Broadcast Innovation, Investment

Asks Chairman to put as much effort into ensuring world-leading broadcasting as it does in... Read entire article
21 Nov 2013 | 1:22 pm PST

Incentive Auction Rules Vote Not On FCC December Agenda

Does contain IP transition report per chairman's... Read entire article
21 Nov 2013 | 12:37 pm PST

White House Press Corp. Protests Video/Photo Exclusions

Says limits on photography are attempt to supplant independent journalism with video... Read entire article
21 Nov 2013 | 8:56 am PST

Schumer to FCC: Don't Limit Wireless Bidders

Asks chairman to insure broadcasters benefit, FirstNet is paid... Read entire article
21 Nov 2013 | 8:29 am PST

State Broadcasters Ask FCC to Defer Political File Posting Deadline

Argue it is unfair not to also apply it to... Read entire article
21 Nov 2013 | 7:08 am PST

CPB Funds TV Station Emergency Communications

Sen. Markey calls broadcast/public safety partnerships important use of... Read entire article
21 Nov 2013 | 6:10 am PST

House Judiciary Passes Patent Troll Bill

Cable-backed bill heads to... Read entire article
20 Nov 2013 | 11:41 pm PST

Rockefeller Introducing Cybersecurity Bill

Will amend bill, which passed unanimously out of Commerce committee, to Defense Authorization... Read entire article
20 Nov 2013 | 5:40 pm PST

Wheeler Meets with Public Interest Groups

Source: Says FCC needs to collect more data on minority... Read entire article
20 Nov 2013 | 1:38 pm PST

Media General, Dish Drop Retrans Complaints At FCC

Follows last week's resolution of contract... Read entire article
20 Nov 2013 | 12:02 pm PST

NHMC To FCC: Auction Likely To Decrease Diversity

Asks FCC to keep close tabs on which stations are convinced to sell... Read entire article
20 Nov 2013 | 10:40 am PST

Padden: FCC Has Auction Order 'Substantially Drafted'

Says it should stick to 2013 deadline, NAB's Kaplan says no need to rush for self-imposed... Read entire article
20 Nov 2013 | 10:38 am PST

Wheeler Names New Homeland Security Bureau Chief

Turetsky will coordinate task force on disaster... Read entire article
20 Nov 2013 | 8:21 am PST

FCC Extends Deadline For Ownership Reports

Keeps filing window open a little longer to compensate for Web site... Read entire article
20 Nov 2013 | 7:36 am PST

MSNBC Anchor Honored For Commitment to Equality

To get award from National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of... Read entire article
20 Nov 2013 | 7:14 am PST

Rep. and Former TV Anchor Radel Arrested For Drug Possession

Radel says alcoholism led to 'irresponsible... Read entire article
19 Nov 2013 | 2:48 pm PST

House Judiciary Ponders Digital Distribution Future

Content protection is main issue, but cooperation, not legislation, takes center... Read entire article
19 Nov 2013 | 2:27 pm PST

Wheeler to Help Promote Wireless Jobs For Vets

Joins wireless companies for kick-off of White House supported... Read entire article
19 Nov 2013 | 1:11 pm PST

Wheeler Signals IP Transition Order For January

Says he expects to vote on trials and info collection as he prepares game plan for... Read entire article
19 Nov 2013 | 1:01 pm PST

PCAST to Meet Nov. 21

Cybersecurity and privacy are on agenda for meeting of Presidential... Read entire article
19 Nov 2013 | 6:40 am PST

MPAA: Glass-to-Glass Revolution Hinges On Protecting Content

Growth in platforms requires respecting... Read entire article
18 Nov 2013 | 2:46 pm PST

FCC Asks For Reform Report Input By Dec. 2

Cornell outlines some key inputs she is... Read entire article
18 Nov 2013 | 1:57 pm PST

Patent Trolls Beware: New Bill Introduced

More legislation to combat frivolous suits is on the... Read entire article
18 Nov 2013 | 1:39 pm PST

FCC’s O'Rielly Names Temporary Advisers

Taps McGrath and Bender for wireless and wireline... Read entire article
18 Nov 2013 | 11:45 am PST

FCC Investigating PatternOf CALM Act Complaints

Number of objections is on the decline,but loud TV commercials still draw fire and... Read entire article
17 Nov 2013 | 9:01 pm PST

Editorial: Echoes of History

A view of the newsgathering... Read entire article
17 Nov 2013 | 9:01 pm PST

Media General, Dish Do Deal

Stations back on bird in 17 previously dark... Read entire article
17 Nov 2013 | 5:22 am PST

Pryor Eyeing Spectrum Oversight Hearing

Senator’s office confirms he wants to hold incentive auction oversight... Read entire article
15 Nov 2013 | 1:11 pm PST

Capitol Connection Founder Michael Kelley Dies at 73

Helped bring C-SPAN to official Washington in early days of... Read entire article
15 Nov 2013 | 12:57 pm PST

FCC Sets UHF TV Discount Comment Deadlines

Public, industry will have until Jan. 13 to weigh... Read entire article
15 Nov 2013 | 8:41 am PST

Liberman Settles Indecency Complaint With FCC

Agrees to pay $110,000 over canceled Jose Luis Sin... Read entire article
15 Nov 2013 | 8:03 am PST

Media General to FCC: Dish Should Be Sanctioned

Says the satellite operator is the one who has stymied... Read entire article
15 Nov 2013 | 6:44 am PST

Padden Pitches Value Of Auction Payout

Says banking on future overlay service is speculative... Read entire article
15 Nov 2013 | 5:01 am PST

BBG Urges Stronger UN Action On Protecting Journalists

Says the Security Council to be more aggressive in its... Read entire article
14 Nov 2013 | 6:36 pm PST

House Communications Subcommittee Plans FCC Oversight Hearing

Rep. Walden expects status of UHF discount will be up for... Read entire article
14 Nov 2013 | 3:54 pm PST

Wheeler to CTIA: Adopt Voluntary Phone Unlocking Regime By December

Says it is past time, and regulation could be looming absent... Read entire article
14 Nov 2013 | 1:06 pm PST

Kids Do Not Track Bill Introduced

Now-Senator Markey teams with Rep. Joe Barton, others, on new... Read entire article
14 Nov 2013 | 10:37 am PST

Wheeler: H Block Auction To Proceed

Also says Rockefeller bill prompts worthwhile discussion on over-the-top... Read entire article
14 Nov 2013 | 10:14 am PST

FCC Rolls Out Mobile Broadband Speed App

Android phone app is first out of box; iPhone on way, says... Read entire article
14 Nov 2013 | 9:02 am PST

FCC Votes To Expressly Consider More Foreign Broadcast Ownership

Praised as way to boost minority access to capital, and perhaps to free up spectrum for... Read entire article
14 Nov 2013 | 8:34 am PST

Cable Networks Boost Viacom 4th Quarter Profit

Ad revenues increase by... Read entire article
14 Nov 2013 | 6:34 am PST

CPB Creates American Archive of Public Broadcasting

To be housed in Washington and at WGBH... Read entire article
14 Nov 2013 | 6:26 am PST

RTDNF Names First Amendment Award Winners

Lester Holt to receive Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment... Read entire article
13 Nov 2013 | 5:51 pm PST

Senators to FCC: Don't Forget LPTVs, Translators

Warn Hill that there could be trickle-down... Read entire article
13 Nov 2013 | 2:52 pm PST

Senators to FCC: Don't Forget LPTVs, Translators

Advise Wheeler on importance to rural... Read entire article
13 Nov 2013 | 2:40 pm PST

Comcast to Congress: Freeing Up More 5 GHZ WiFi Spectrum Is Crucial

Says moves are needed to relieve congestion and allow for 1 gig... Read entire article
13 Nov 2013 | 1:57 pm PST

Franken Promotes Surveillance Bill At Hill Hearing

Says more transparency on info collection is urgently... Read entire article
13 Nov 2013 | 11:09 am PST

ATSC Releases Guide to Mobile DTV Alerts

Instructs stations on integrating feature-rich alerts to mobile... Read entire article
13 Nov 2013 | 9:22 am PST

ASCAP and Legal Foundation Seek High Court Review In Aereo

Say Second Circuit was wrong twice — in Cablevision, and now in denying injunction against... Read entire article
12 Nov 2013 | 1:02 pm PST

Media Institute Asks High Court to Hear Broadcasters Aereo Appeal

Says station streaming service is obviously technological exploitation to circumvent... Read entire article
12 Nov 2013 | 11:58 am PST

Sports Blackout Bill Introduced

Would remove antitrust exemption unless leagues prohibited/limited... Read entire article
12 Nov 2013 | 10:14 am PST

Pai Marks Passing of Fellow Kansan and FCC Commissioner, Bob Wells

Calls him an inspiration to all... Read entire article
12 Nov 2013 | 9:37 am PST

Rockefeller Unveils Over-the-Top Video Reform Bill

Would essentially apply Cable Act satellite competition protections to online video... Read entire article
12 Nov 2013 | 9:01 am PST

SPJ Seeks NY Appeals Court Support For Fox Journalist

Wants to quash Colorado subpoena over Aurora shooting... Read entire article
11 Nov 2013 | 2:06 pm PST

UPDATE: Cable Ops Help Spread News Of Typhoon Aftermath

Dozen operators make TFC widely available to keep American Filipino community... Read entire article
11 Nov 2013 | 12:23 pm PST

LPTV Group Wants Own FCC Forum

Says commission needs to focus more on 74% of TV station licenses its members... Read entire article
11 Nov 2013 | 8:50 am PST

Broadcasters Want FCCTo Show Them (All) the Money

New alliance seeks open action on spectrum auctionsin place of bidding limits that could cost... Read entire article
10 Nov 2013 | 9:01 pm PST

Editorial: The Wheeler FCC

Wheeler hits ground running with appointments and... Read entire article
10 Nov 2013 | 9:01 pm PST

House Homeland Security To Hold Healthcare.gov Cybersecurity Hearing

Chairman wants answers about how safe personal data... Read entire article
8 Nov 2013 | 12:56 pm PST

Supremes Grant Aereo More Time to Respond to Broadcasters

Extends reply deadline to Dec. 12, but amicus briefs are still due Nov.... Read entire article
8 Nov 2013 | 12:53 pm PST

CALM Act Authors Pleased With Quieter Volume of Complaints

Cite FCC report of 53% decrease in complaints since implementation last... Read entire article
8 Nov 2013 | 10:40 am PST

Wheeler To Vet Status of  Expanding Broadband Speed Testing To Mobile

New item on November meeting agenda is report on app for Android phone speed... Read entire article
8 Nov 2013 | 6:47 am PST

Wheeler: Spectrum Efficiency Doesn't Mean 'Chucking' Broadcasting

Says broadcasting is "critical component" of communications network... Read entire article
7 Nov 2013 | 2:26 pm PST

AT&T Pays Additional $3.5 Million to Resolve TRS Complaint

DOJ says that resolves remaining liability in... Read entire article
7 Nov 2013 | 8:15 am PST

NAB/NATAS Team On Mobile TV Event

Will show off content and technology, provide update on state of mobile... Read entire article
7 Nov 2013 | 7:21 am PST

FCC Looks to Free Up Some Birmingham UHF Spectrum

Proposes granting waiver of freeze on channel substitution... Read entire article
7 Nov 2013 | 7:11 am PST

Soap Exec Nominated Ambassador to Hungary

"Bundler" Colleen Bradley Bell has been on Kennedy Center advisory... Read entire article
6 Nov 2013 | 9:07 pm PST

Witnesses Named For Surveillance Act Hearing

Panel will talk about bill introduced by Sen. Al... Read entire article
6 Nov 2013 | 1:24 pm PST

Walden Praises Wheeler Reform Move

But also renews call for action on FCC reform... Read entire article
6 Nov 2013 | 9:49 am PST

FCC Proposes Fining TBS $25,000 Over 'Conan' Promo

Issues general warning to industry about seriousness of bogus EAS... Read entire article
5 Nov 2013 | 7:31 pm PST

Wheeler Assigns Report On Possible FCC Reforms

Calls FCC a 'pro competition agency;' says change in technology does not change rights and... Read entire article
5 Nov 2013 | 1:16 pm PST

NAB: FCC Catalog Of Repacking Items Is Lacking

Also says proposal to save money on bulk buying is... Read entire article
5 Nov 2013 | 11:26 am PST

Rather in Dallas for AXS TV

Taping special from Dealey Plaza for Nov. 18... Read entire article
5 Nov 2013 | 10:46 am PST

ACA Takes Aim at Sinclair/New Age

Asks FCC to condition deal or designate it for hearing; wants full commission to weigh... Read entire article
5 Nov 2013 | 9:19 am PST

IBEW President Backs Broadcasters On Retrans

Says broadcaster compensation should not be undercut by legislative... Read entire article
4 Nov 2013 | 1:48 pm PST

Clyburn Praised For Active Acting Chairwomanship

AT&T and MMTC give two big thumbs up for... Read entire article
4 Nov 2013 | 12:17 pm PST

Markey Asks Instagram To Help Curb Gun Sales

Asks it to follow leads of Craigslist,... Read entire article
4 Nov 2013 | 11:21 am PST

Wheeler Names New FCC Team

Milkman named chief of staff; Verveer joins as senior... Read entire article
4 Nov 2013 | 8:21 am PST

Gigi Sohn Joining FCC

Will be special counselor to new chairman Tom... Read entire article
4 Nov 2013 | 7:51 am PST

Suarez Joins Al Jazeera America

Will host daily new analysis show on... Read entire article
4 Nov 2013 | 7:47 am PST

FCC Keeps CALM With New Algorithm

Seeks comment on timing for  implementing mandatory change that could further quiet... Read entire article
4 Nov 2013 | 7:21 am PST

Columbia, S.C., Chosen For Info Needs Test Market

Diversity, ease of data collection cited by FCC... Read entire article
4 Nov 2013 | 6:45 am PST

Editorial: First Things First

Wheeler’s priority should be incentive... Read entire article
3 Nov 2013 | 9:01 pm PST

Wheeler Ready to Take the Helm

New FCC Chief to be sworn in Nov.... Read entire article
3 Nov 2013 | 9:01 pm PST

Journalists Hope to StopNSA Problem at the Source

Report urges White House to rethink policyon transparency and treatment of the... Read entire article
3 Nov 2013 | 9:01 pm PST

Editorial: Back Off

Obama administration needs to stop harassing... Read entire article
3 Nov 2013 | 9:01 pm PST

CEA, Spectrum Willing To FCC: Nix Bidding Conditions

Unveil analysis arguing limiting bidders and scoring stations could do a number on... Read entire article
3 Nov 2013 | 9:01 pm PST

Clyburn Proposes Ending FCC Sports Blackout Rules

Says it won't affect private negotiations to black out specific... Read entire article
1 Nov 2013 | 12:49 pm PDT

House Communications Subcommittee Sets 5 GHz Hearing Date

Comcast representative will be among... Read entire article
31 Oct 2013 | 2:11 pm PDT

Senate Commerce Schedules Patent Troll Hearing

Wants to gauge need for legislation to protect consumers and small... Read entire article
31 Oct 2013 | 2:03 pm PDT

FAA To Let Video Fly Higher, Longer

Loosens restrictions on in-flight PED use for video, data processing,... Read entire article
31 Oct 2013 | 10:41 am PDT

Franken, Heller Reintroduce Surveillance Bill

Legislation would boost transparency of information collection under PATRIOT Act,... Read entire article
30 Oct 2013 | 2:29 pm PDT

Hatch Introduces Patent Troll Legislation

Latest in series of efforts to combat nuisance... Read entire article
30 Oct 2013 | 2:15 pm PDT

CVAA: Cable Ops Won't Have to Provide New Guide Info

FCC gives smaller and mid-sized operators some flexibility, but no blanket exemption for... Read entire article
30 Oct 2013 | 12:49 pm PDT

Common Cause Slams Delay in Seating FCC Commissioners

Confirmation delays illustrate need to reform filibuster... Read entire article
30 Oct 2013 | 10:44 am PDT

Univision Hires Walmart Government Relations Exec

Belinda Garza will head up relations with... Read entire article
30 Oct 2013 | 9:53 am PDT

Industry Weighs In On New FCC Members

Mix of welcome and advice for Wheeler,... Read entire article
29 Oct 2013 | 5:50 pm PDT

Wheeler, O'Rielly Confirmed

Senate votes to install two new... Read entire article
29 Oct 2013 | 4:05 pm PDT

Cybersecurity Bills Pass House Homeland Security Committee

Would boost R&D and cybersecurity work... Read entire article
29 Oct 2013 | 1:26 pm PDT

Cruz Lifts Hold on Wheeler

Is satisfied with answer on DISCLOSE... Read entire article
29 Oct 2013 | 12:55 pm PDT

Bills Introduced to Rein In Govt. Blanket Surveillance

Touted as way to curb info 'dragnet,' have bipartisan friends in high... Read entire article
29 Oct 2013 | 10:58 am PDT

NAB to FCC: Don't Take Our ENG Channels

Says cutting top of band off for repurposing would injure local and national... Read entire article
28 Oct 2013 | 12:41 pm PDT

NAB Names New Government Relations Exec

Jack Smedile Comes from post with Sen.... Read entire article
28 Oct 2013 | 12:25 pm PDT

PTC Praises Comcast's Internet Plus

Says any choice from cable is... Read entire article
28 Oct 2013 | 10:31 am PDT

NYC TV Week: NAB, NCTA Chiefs See New FCC Head Soon

Both agreed their constituents have been strained by retransmission... Read entire article
28 Oct 2013 | 7:48 am PDT

The State of Television:A Big-Picture Look

Some leading D.C.-centric thinkers weigh in onthe opportunities for TV in a dynamic... Read entire article
27 Oct 2013 | 9:01 pm PDT

Editorial: Let Our (FCC) People Go

Sen. Cruz holds up the... Read entire article
27 Oct 2013 | 9:01 pm PDT

Editorial: Stop, Drop and Roll

Obama administration releases preliminary framework on cybersecurity best... Read entire article
27 Oct 2013 | 9:01 pm PDT

Dish Objects to Media General/Young Merger

Says FCC should look into retrans... Read entire article
25 Oct 2013 | 3:07 pm PDT

Legislators Seek FCC Plan For Protecting Border Viewers

Ask acting chairwoman what FCC will do if it repacks stations before concluded border spectrum... Read entire article
25 Oct 2013 | 11:34 am PDT

FirstNet Asks Commerce IG to Look Into Contractors, Ethics Issues

Cites complexity of issues, anticipates speedy... Read entire article
25 Oct 2013 | 10:40 am PDT

ACA, Others Defend Petitions to Deny Sinclair Deal

Say Sinclair would exert too much control of spun-off... Read entire article
25 Oct 2013 | 7:20 am PDT

Barton Concerned About Obamacare Website Privacy

Says 'buried code' disclaimer violates privacy rights of... Read entire article
24 Oct 2013 | 4:01 pm PDT

Clyburn Tees up Vote On Case-By-Case Foreign Ownership Review

FCC would consider allowing larger-than-25% stake by foreign... Read entire article
24 Oct 2013 | 12:04 pm PDT

Obama Administration Weighs In On Patent Abuse Legislation

UPSTO Deputy Director says administration supports giving courts more discretion to shift fees... Read entire article
24 Oct 2013 | 11:29 am PDT

FCC To Conduct Hispanic TV Viewing/Ownership Impact Study

Will also begin testing model for studying information needs of... Read entire article
24 Oct 2013 | 10:39 am PDT

ACA Pushes For More Time To Comply With CVAA Accessibility Mandates

FCC prepares to issue rules for compliance with user guide accessibility for blind and visually... Read entire article
24 Oct 2013 | 10:19 am PDT

Rep. Johnson Pitches APPS Act As Privacy Rights Baseline

In letter to President, says it is time to legislate Privacy Bill of... Read entire article
24 Oct 2013 | 8:26 am PDT

FCC General Counsel Sean Lev Leaving

Will exit commission by end of... Read entire article
23 Oct 2013 | 2:19 pm PDT

Goodlatte Brandishes New Weapon in Battle Against 'Trolls'

Introduces bill to combat patent litigation... Read entire article
23 Oct 2013 | 1:40 pm PDT

Lobo Exiting International Broadcasting Bureau Post

Veteran Florida broadcaster says he is heading... Read entire article
23 Oct 2013 | 12:59 pm PDT

House IP Hearing Highlights Some Common Concerns

Interconnection, trials and the role of regulation all get a hearing in Communications... Read entire article
23 Oct 2013 | 12:36 pm PDT

Sources: Sen. Cruz Setting Up Meeting With Wheeler

FCC chair nominee expected to 'revisit' Senator's questions about political ad... Read entire article
23 Oct 2013 | 10:51 am PDT

Media Institute Honors Smith, Sapan

Free Speech banquet features some free, and funny,... Read entire article
22 Oct 2013 | 9:24 pm PDT

Powell On NCTA’s 2014 Priorities: ‘Broadband, Broadband and Broadband’

NCTA CEO said window is still open for cable operators to pursue usage-based... Read entire article
22 Oct 2013 | 1:46 pm PDT

Public Knowledge, AT&T Weigh in With Hill on IP Trials

Agree on basic tenets, but not on value of AT&T... Read entire article
22 Oct 2013 | 1:46 pm PDT

Senate Communications Subcommittee Slates Broadband Adoption Hearing

Will focus on adoption challenges for various groups and... Read entire article
22 Oct 2013 | 1:10 pm PDT

Markey Wants Answers From DOE on Data Outsourcing

Points to trend of letting third parties store student... Read entire article
22 Oct 2013 | 10:39 am PDT

NIST Releases Cybersecurity Framework

NCTA says it should rely on existing standards and help 'improve'... Read entire article
22 Oct 2013 | 10:23 am PDT

Rockefeller Getting New Chief of Staff

Ates exiting to join Johns... Read entire article
22 Oct 2013 | 6:31 am PDT

FCC Moves H Block Auction to Jan. 22

Will be first auction to help raise money for emergency... Read entire article
22 Oct 2013 | 6:19 am PDT

Obama Administration Will Hold Spectrum Sharing Event

Public forum will feature demonstrations, exhibits and discussions of spectrum-sharing... Read entire article
21 Oct 2013 | 1:06 pm PDT

Add Gray To Spectrum of Sinclair Support For Flexible Use

Broadcast Group tells FCC it should allow stations flexibility to test new transmission... Read entire article
21 Oct 2013 | 11:24 am PDT

Comptel: IIA IP Report Got It Wrong

Takes aim at paper outlining ILECs view of IP... Read entire article
21 Oct 2013 | 8:03 am PDT

Free Press: FCC Was Willing Accomplice to Destruction of Local Journalism

Media consolidation paper takes aim at big deals and joint sales, services... Read entire article
21 Oct 2013 | 7:30 am PDT

NCTA, MPAA Help Celebrate Free Speech Week

Attorney Floyd Abrams to give talk in support of First... Read entire article
21 Oct 2013 | 7:09 am PDT

Broadcasters SeekSupreme Shutdown of Aereo

Networks make their case to the country’s highest courton how the streaming service could... Read entire article
20 Oct 2013 | 9:01 pm PDT

Editorial: All-In on Aereo

No split in the federal circuits yet, could come... Read entire article
20 Oct 2013 | 9:01 pm PDT

Editorial: A Do-Harm Congress

Has nowhere to go but... Read entire article
20 Oct 2013 | 9:01 pm PDT

Dish Files Good Faith Negotiation Complaint Against Media General

Seeks immediate intervention in retrans... Read entire article
18 Oct 2013 | 9:37 am PDT

Pew: Second Screens Proliferate

Tablet ownership doubles in less than a year among higher-income... Read entire article
18 Oct 2013 | 7:59 am PDT

FilmOn Files New Motion To Modify Injunction

Tells D.C. court decision not allowing it to operate in First Circuit was wrong and manifestly... Read entire article
18 Oct 2013 | 6:00 am PDT

It's Official: Cruz Puts Hold on Wheeler

Senator now controls timing of filling of FCC... Read entire article
17 Oct 2013 | 1:10 pm PDT

Markey Concerned About New Facebook Policy For Teens

Says allowing more info sharing raises "serious... Read entire article
17 Oct 2013 | 8:11 am PDT

FCC Suspends Filing Deadlines Through Oct. 21

Network reporting outages exempted; advises not to seek further relief until further... Read entire article
17 Oct 2013 | 6:31 am PDT

Congress Passes Bill To End Government Shutdown

FCC will face backlog of filings and deadlines for... Read entire article
16 Oct 2013 | 11:46 pm PDT

No Unanimous Consent Vote For FCC Nominees

Cruz said to be sticking point; Michael O'Rielly is successfully voted out of Commerce... Read entire article
16 Oct 2013 | 7:29 pm PDT

FCC Commissioners Could Be Confirmed by Senate the Night of Oct. 16

Executive nomination document suggests they are being 'hotlined' for vote as early as Oct.... Read entire article
16 Oct 2013 | 2:32 pm PDT

D.C. Judge Won't Modify FilmOn Injunction

Asks why company was not in contempt in firing up service in... Read entire article
16 Oct 2013 | 10:49 am PDT

Deal to Re-Open Govt. Struck; Will Likely Get Full House Vote

House vote on Senate bill expected to get strong Senate support and House vote later... Read entire article
16 Oct 2013 | 10:04 am PDT

Glen Echo Hires Former FCC Official Satterwhite

Satterwhite worked on national broadband... Read entire article
16 Oct 2013 | 7:31 am PDT

Collinsworth: NFL Has Never Nixed Concussion Discussion

Says NBC has been supportive of his tendency to tell it like it is; Dungy reiterates Redskins... Read entire article
15 Oct 2013 | 1:15 pm PDT

Cybersecurity Exec: Firm Could Go Under If Shutdown Continues

Enlightened, Inc., president Antwanye Ford tells Senate he could lose his... Read entire article
15 Oct 2013 | 12:57 pm PDT

E&C Dems Say Shutdown Threatens To Delay First Spectrum Auction

Tell Speaker Boehner that is one of the consequences of continued... Read entire article
15 Oct 2013 | 11:54 am PDT

Industry May FinallyHit the Ceiling Over Debt

Default stalemate could affect investment,... Read entire article
13 Oct 2013 | 9:01 pm PDT

Editorial: Be Very Afraid

If Congress can’t reach agreement on raising the debt ceiling, it could be... Read entire article
13 Oct 2013 | 9:01 pm PDT

Editorial: Honk If You Love C-Span!

The network is one reason we are able to keep on despite Congressional... Read entire article
13 Oct 2013 | 9:01 pm PDT

Costas: 'Redskins' Is Insult and Slur

NBC sportscaster says Washington team name can't "honor a... Read entire article
13 Oct 2013 | 7:44 pm PDT

Broadcasters Appeal Aereo Injunction Denial To Supremes

Broadcasters Friday asked the Supreme Court to decide "whether a company 'publicly performs' a... Read entire article
11 Oct 2013 | 1:09 pm PDT

Free Press Wants Reporters Without Border Hassles

Asks DOJ to make sure journalists can travel without fear of... Read entire article
11 Oct 2013 | 12:35 pm PDT

'Deadliest Catch' Captain Testifies On Shutdown

King Crab season could be delayed; Discovery closely following shutdown... Read entire article
11 Oct 2013 | 12:09 pm PDT

Consumer Groups to Government: Open Up!

Say suspended operations of FCC, FTC and others is hurting... Read entire article
11 Oct 2013 | 8:07 am PDT

Liberty Interactive To Split Into Two Tracking Stocks

Liberty digital commerce, QVC group to debut in first half of... Read entire article
10 Oct 2013 | 2:23 pm PDT

Former FCC Officials Push for Broadcaster Forum on Team Name

Ask Clyburn to convene meeting about not using "Redskins" on... Read entire article
10 Oct 2013 | 1:00 pm PDT

Broadcasters To Take Aereo To Supreme Court

Said to be days away from appealing injunction denial to highest... Read entire article
10 Oct 2013 | 12:35 pm PDT

NHMC Joins Call To Reopen Government

Hispanic groups point to impact on their communities, warn of political... Read entire article
10 Oct 2013 | 12:01 pm PDT

FilmOn Says It Will Defy Injunction In Boston

Is "firing up" its TV station delivery service in Boston wake of Aereo court... Read entire article
10 Oct 2013 | 10:53 am PDT

TWC Teams On New Cybersecurity Info Site

Will also dispatch employees to promote online... Read entire article
10 Oct 2013 | 8:38 am PDT

Aereo: Massachusetts Court Won't Enjoin Service

But court won't move case to New... Read entire article
10 Oct 2013 | 8:20 am PDT

Pew: Video Posters Double Since 2009

Adults streaming and downloading video pushing... Read entire article
10 Oct 2013 | 7:00 am PDT

TWC Research Report: Enormous Need For WiFi Spectrum

Says freeing up unlicensed spectrum is best way to boost wireless... Read entire article
9 Oct 2013 | 11:36 am PDT

NAMIC: Industry Needs Greater Focus On Diversity

Mixed employment results spur call for increased... Read entire article
8 Oct 2013 | 1:19 pm PDT

IIA Report: Time To Begin Full IP Transition

Report says move will allow incumbent phone companies to be more competitive with cable ops and... Read entire article
8 Oct 2013 | 7:53 am PDT

Supreme Court Won't Review FCC Pole Attachment Decision

FCC move lowered rates and eased access to... Read entire article
7 Oct 2013 | 12:19 pm PDT

CDD Outlines Case Against Kids On Facebook

Focuses on potential for targeted marketing and data... Read entire article
7 Oct 2013 | 10:20 am PDT

ITU: Mobile Broadband is Moving Up

Report says mobile broadband subscriptions are approaching two billion... Read entire article
7 Oct 2013 | 7:41 am PDT

Editorial: Come On, Man!

... Read entire article
6 Oct 2013 | 9:01 pm PDT

Spectrum AuctionChange IsIn the Air

Wireless reclaiming and repacking will be upon usbefore we know it. Here’s a breakdown of... Read entire article
6 Oct 2013 | 9:01 pm PDT

Check, Please: FCC, NetsWeigh Cost of Repacking

Disconnect on moving schedules also at... Read entire article
6 Oct 2013 | 9:01 pm PDT

Waxman Seeks TWC Explanation For Obamacare E-Mail

Cautions cable operator not to court "reckeless Republican... Read entire article
5 Oct 2013 | 10:03 am PDT

AT&T's Stephenson: Congress Must Not Allow Default

Tells Congress to get its act together on debt... Read entire article
4 Oct 2013 | 12:45 pm PDT

Senate To Hold Hearing On Shutdown

Commerce seeks info on impact on... Read entire article
4 Oct 2013 | 11:49 am PDT

ACA Slams Turner

Comes to defense of member Cable One in programming... Read entire article
3 Oct 2013 | 1:19 pm PDT

PEJ Rebrands to Pew Research Center's Journalism Project

Mission will remain to high-quality journalism... Read entire article
3 Oct 2013 | 11:58 am PDT

Reports: Shots Fired Near Capitol

Updated: Broadcast nets cut into daytime... Read entire article
3 Oct 2013 | 11:46 am PDT

FCBA: Some Events Could Be Affected by Government Shutdown

Says Oct. 7 copyright lunch will be held... Read entire article
3 Oct 2013 | 6:54 am PDT

CEA Slams DOE TV Set Testing Mandate

Says it is duplicative and could threaten existing industry energy ratings... Read entire article
2 Oct 2013 | 4:27 pm PDT

O'Rielly Vote Postponed

Senate Commerce cancels Oct. 3 executive... Read entire article
2 Oct 2013 | 11:43 am PDT

Orlando Tapped to Top CBS Govt. Affairs In D.C.

Succeeds Franks, reporting to CBS President Leslie... Read entire article
2 Oct 2013 | 11:23 am PDT
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