John Eggerton

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

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.