John Eggerton

Commerce DMCA Meeting Looks to Tackle Standardized Takedowns First

The Obama Administration launched its latest multistakeholder process on standards and best practices for improving the notice and takedown system for infringing Internet content.

SEC Filings Map Out Inner Workings Of Comcast/TWC Deal

Comcast and Time Warner Cable initially broached the subject of a possible merger almost a year ago, before deciding to pull the trigger on a deal in February, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Cable Operators, Others Say 'We Can' To ICANN Transition Process

Cable operators and other media company stakeholders in the Internet Governance Coalition say they welcome the National Telecommunications & Information Administration's announcement that it will work on transitioning US oversight functions ov

NCTA To Senate: STELA Can Be Used For Retransmission, Video Market Changes

The National Cable and Telecommunications Association told the Senate that the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA) is an appropriate venue for retransmission changes as well as "discrete" video reforms, but that those should no

Broadcasters: FCC Interference Methodology Proposal is 'Legally Unsustainable'

The "clearly erroneous inputs and technically unsound assumptions" in the Federal Communications Commission's band plan proposals on repacking and interference methodologies must be abandoned or risk a failed incentive auction.

NAB Says DOJ JSA Comments Are Based on False and Dated Assumptions

The National Association of Broadcasters has taken aim at the Department of Justice comments supporting a Federal Communications Commission proposal to make some TV joint sales agreements attributable as ownership interests, as the FCC does in rad

Dish, DirecTV: STELA Should Be Video Reform Vehicle

In response to a request for input from the Senate Commerce Committee on the reauthorization of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA), Dish and DirecTV filed a joint response with a laundry list of suggestions including perma

Verveer: First Two Auctions Should Cover Most of Statutory Financial Obligations

Phil Verveer, senior counselor to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, said that he expects the FCC's first two spectrum auctions -- H block and AWS -- will raise most, if not all, of the money to fund FirstNet and other financi

Comcast's Arbogast: TWC Deal Reflects Reality That Regional Model Is Untenable

Rebecca Arbogast, VP of global public policy for Comcast, framed the proposed Time Warner Cable merger as a no antitrust harm, no foul meld that would benefit TWC subscribers without reducing, and indeed increasing, competition.

Survey: TV Remains Top News Access Device

Among all the new media devices, tablets, smart phones, and other handheld, luggable and desk-bound computers, the TV set remains the top access device for news and local TV news remains the top outlet and the most trusted news source, according t