Broadcasting&Cable

FCC Freezes LPTV Companion Channel Applications

The Federal Communications Commission's Media Bureau says that, effective immediately and on its own authority, it is freezing applications for the digital companion channels for low power TV stations and translators.

Former FCC Chairman Genachowski: Spectrum Auction Is Success From Various Vantages

Reaction began pouring in after the Federal Communications Commission's incentive auction met its two benchmarks Jan 18, meaning it will close after bidding dries up in stage four.

FCC's Incentive Auction to End After Stage 4

The Federal Communications Commission will be able to close the spectrum auction and at an 84 MHz spectrum total some had suggested was the last clearing target for a successful auction.

RTDNA, Others Seek Transparency Commitments From Trump Administration

The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) has joined with five dozen other journalism associations and outlets to ask President-elect Donald Trump to make commitments to transparency and not punishing reporters, commitments they say we

Chairman Blackburn Takes Aim at FCC Noncom Disclosure Decision

House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has introduced a bill that would require the Federal Communications Commission to roll-back a decision requiring board members of noncommercial broadcast outlets to provide ownersh

President-elect Trump Meets With FCC Commissioner Pai

President-elect Donald Trump met Jan 16 with Federal Communications Commission senior Republican commissioner Ajit Pai, according to transition and future White House spokesman Sean Spicer, who said it was the President-elect's last meeting of the

AT&T's Stephenson: CNN Spinoff Doesn't Make Sense

Although AT&T and Time Warner have signaled they expect to bypass the Federal Communications Commission review of their proposed $108.7 billion merger—a review that would be triggered by the exchange of FCC licenses like those used to transmit

Trump Team Embraces FCC Remake Blueprint

The incoming Trump Administration is said to have signed off on an approach to remaking the Federal Communications Commission offered by the FCC transition team.

Consolidated Communications, FairPoint Gets Antitrust OK

The federal government has no antitrust issues with the proposed $1.5 billion merger of ISP Consolidated Communications Holdings and ISP holding company FairPoint.

NCTA to OMB: Reject FCC's 5G Cybersecurity Reporting Requirement

NCTA: The Internet & Television Association has told the Office of Management and Budget not to approve the Federal Communications Commission's new 5G cybersecurity data collection requirements.