John Eggerton

DOJ: Make Unauthorized Streaming a Felony

The Justice Department continues to press the Congress to clarify that Internet streaming can be prosecuted as a felony and not just a misdemeanor.

Rep Barton: LPTV Bill Is 'Just Right'

The Low-powered TV (LPTV) and Translator Preservation Act of 2014, introduced by Rep Joe Barton (R-TX), was one of the subjects of the July 24 House Communications Subcommittee hearing.

House Republicans: Something Smells Rotten at FCC

The leadership of the House Commerce Committee and Communications Subcommittee said that something "smells rotten on the [Federal Communications Commission's] 8th Floor" -- where the commissioner offices are located -- and that a report about a wa

AT&T: State Reviews of DirecTV Merger Complete

AT&T Chief Financial Officer John Stephens told Wall Street that the states that have been reviewing its proposed merger with DirecTV have concluded those reviews without proposing any conditions.

Cohen: Comcast's Diversity Efforts Are Getting On Up

Comcast executive vice president David Cohen got a chance to showcase some of his company's diverse content at a premiere screening of Comcast's Universal Pictures biopic, Get on Up, about the life of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown.

NY District Court Signals FilmOn Likely In Contempt

The US District Court for the Southern District of New York appears poised to grant broadcasters a motion finding online TV station signal streamer FilmOn in contempt for continuing to deliver network TV station signals over the Internet after the

FCC Dismisses Sinclair, Buckeye Complaints

The Federal Communications Commission has dismissed the complaints filed by Sinclair and Buckeye Cablevision, ending the Washington wrangling that accompanied their months-long retransmission consent impasse.

House Homeland Security Committee To Hold 9/11 Hearing

The House Homeland Security Committee has scheduled a hearing for July 23 on the just-released Tenth Anniversary Report from the members of the 9/11 Commission.

STELAR Passage Gets Stellar Reception

The House's bipartisan passage of the STELAR Act satellite bill on July 22 got plenty of stakeholder praise after it passed on voice vote in a fast track move that signaled it was a non-controversial item.

Rep Latta: Nixing Integration Ban Is Win-Win

In advance of what is expected to be a bipartisan vote on a House Commerce Committee version of a bill reauthorizing the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (now christened the STELA Reauthorization, or STELAR, act), Rep Bob Latta (R-O