John Eggerton

FCC's Clyburn: No Lock for JSA Attribution Proposal

Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is no guaranteed third vote for FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to make joint sales agreements (JSAs) more than 15% attributable as ownership, at least as it is currently constituted.

NAB Takes Case Against JSA, Retrans Moves to FCC’s Clyburn

National Association of Broadcasters President Gordon Smith and Rick Kaplan, NAB auction point man and former chief of staff to Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, tag teamed a meeting with Commissioner Clyburn to argue that drawin

FCC's Berry Warns Against 'Flyspecking' Network Management

Matthew Berry, chief of staff to Federal Communications Commission member Ajit Pai, says the FCC should think long and hard about whether "flyspecking network management practices" is good for consumers.

FCC Acting General Counsel Jon Sallet Outlines Deal-Vetting Philosophy

In a speech at the National Press Club, Jon Sallet, the acting general counsel at the Federal Communications Commission, outlined what he said is FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's approach to weighing allegations that some television station license tran

Rep Walden: FCC's Wheeler Is Putting JSA Cart Before Quaddrenial Horse

House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) will use his opening statement at the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA) hearing on March 12 to defend two proposals that are drawing criticism from Democrats -- g

Rep Eshoo Has Issues with STELA Draft

If the ranking member is any indication, the Democrats on the House Communications Subcommittee have a bone or two to pick with the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA) draft.

Tennis Channel Asks FCC to Review Carriage Call

Having exhausted its court appeal options, the Tennis Channel wants the Federal Communications Commission to take another crack at justifying its decision that Comcast discriminated against Tennis Channel in favor of its own, co-owned sports netwo

TiVo to Congress: Leave Integrated Set-Top Ban Alone

Saying the National Cable & Telecommunications Association is trying to "freeze out" retail competition, TiVo SVP Matthew Zinn plans to tell Congress that it should not allow a provision in the STELA bill that would "undermine the retail marke

NCTA to Congress: Prune Outdated Set-Top Integration Ban

Previewing a likely square-off with TiVo in the March 12 Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA) hearing, National Cable & Telecommunications Association president Michael Powell plans to tell the House Communications Subcommit

Free Press to Hill: Drop JSA, CableCard Provisions Out of STELA

Free Press is advising the House Communications Subcommittee to drop a provision in a Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA) draft that would prevent the Federal Communications Commission from making immediate changes to TV statio