John Eggerton

Hundt: 'Redskins' Use May Make Snyder Unfit Licensee

Former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Reed Hundt is suggesting the FCC may want to strip Redskins owner Dan Snyder of his radio station licenses if he does not change the name of the team.

Aereo Ruling May Set Stage For Defining Distributors

Broadcasters were breathing a big sigh of relief after the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that Aereo was indeed providing a public performance of their work without compensation.

Rootstrikers.org Effort Seeks More Political File Info

Political activist site Rootstrikers.org is seeking signatures on a petition to require the source of political ads to identify themselves in the Federal Communications Commission's political files.

FCC Extends Media Ownership Comment Deadline

The Federal Communications Commission has granted extensions for comments and reply comments on its media ownership item. The new dates are Aug 6, and Sept 8, respectively.

Groups Target Hill Votes On NSA Bills

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Sunlight Foundation, and Greenpeace have teamed on a new online scorecard to grade members of Congress on their votes on communications privacy legislation the groups are monitoring.

ACA to FCC: Preventing Blackouts Is Job One

The American Cable Association wants the Federal Communications Commission to act on retransmission consent reforms before most of its smaller cable op members have to start negotiating new three-year retrans deals starting in October of this year

White, Stephenson Pitch Merger To FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel

AT&T Chairman Randall Stephenson and DirecTV Chairman Michael White stopped by the Federal Communications Commission on June 25 to pitch the merger of the two companies.

AT&T Open To RFD If DirecTV Deal Okayed

AT&T signaled RFD-TV could get U-Verse carriage if its proposed combination with satellite operator DirecTV deal is approved by regulators.

Josh Wheeler Joins Media Institute

Josh Wheeler, director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression in Charlottesville (VA), has been named to the First Amendment advisory council of the Media Institute.

DirecTV Probed on Access to TV Station Signals

Some legislators took the opportunity of DirecTV Chairman Michael White's appearance at a House antitrust subcommittee hearing to ask about their constituents’ access to local signals.