Broadcasting&Cable

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.

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

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