John Eggerton

Sen Klobuchar Will Hold Hearing on AT&T/DirecTV

Senate Antitrust Subcommittee Chairman Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) says she will hold a hearing on AT&T's proposal to buy DirecTV. She said the deal has the potential to "dramatically change" the TV marketplace.

FCC Chairman Wheeler to Hill: Broadcasters Will Get Auction Pricing Info

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler has told Congress, as FCC staffers told a public hearing audience, that he is committed to providing broadcasters more information about the timeline for the incentive auction, as well as pote

ACA Troubled By AT&T/DirecTV Deal

The American Cable Association wants the government to look at the big picture when it reviews a proposed AT&T/DirecTV deal, a picture ACA suggests is getting bigger all the time with the recent wave of megadeals.

CWA Upbeat On AT&T/DirecTV

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) appears to like what it sees in the proposed AT&T/DirecTV merger, particularly AT&T's pledge to expand rural broadband.

Consolidation Critics Lay Into AT&T/DirecTV

The news that AT&T was trying to buy DirecTV drew jeers from some familiar anti-consolidation voices.

Dems Seek Wheeler Input On Comcast/TWC, AT&T/DirecTV

Democratic House Communication Subcommittee staffers have signaled that the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger will be a topic of conversation at the oversight hearing May 20 with Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler.

FCC Launches Cable Rate Study

The Federal Communications Commission has launched its annual survey of basic cable rates.

Telecoms Praise Incentive Auction Framework

Broadcasters were crying foul at the Federal Communications Commission's incentive auction report and order, but telecom carriers were praising the move.

FCC Acts Against Stations For Kids TV Violations

The Federal Communications Commission's Media Bureau has proposed fining three TV stations a total of $22,000 and admonishing (warning) a fourth for violations of various FCC children's TV ad limits and programming reporting rules.

Writers Guild: It's Time for Tougher Net Regs

The Writers Guild of America West, which was already on the record supporting a Title II approach to new network neutrality regs added its voice to those concerned about Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler's preference for an ap