Broadcasting&Cable

Reps Pelosi, Pallone Urge Chairman Pai to Ditch UHF Discount's Return

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) joined with Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ) to try and head off the reinstating of the UHF discount, saying its return by the Federal Communications Commission would be using a "blun

Attorneys Take Aim at FCC's Main Studio Rule

Telecommunication lawyers have petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to eliminate the rule that broadcasters have a main studio located in their community of license.

Spectrum Auction Guru Gary Epstein Exiting FCC

With the close of the Federal Communications Commission broadcast incentive auction the week of April 10, FCC Incentive Auction Task Force chairman Gary Epstein will be exiting at the end of April.

Sen Markey, Rep Doyle Call for Business Data Services Vote Delay

Add to the list of those calling for a delay in the Federal Communications Commission's April 20 vote on deregulating broadband business data services (BDS) Sen Ed Markey (D-MA) and House Communications Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle (D-PA

LPTV Coalition Vows Legal Problems for Repack

The Low-Power Television (LPTV) Spectrum Rights Coalition has declared legal war on the Federal Communications Commission's post broadcast incentive auction repack.

Noncommercial TV Stations: FCC's Post-Auction Repack Threatens Debilitating Disruptions

Noncommercial TV stations were some of the biggest winners in the Federal Communications Commission's broadcast incentive auction, but associations representing noncommercial media are more focused on everyone else and what they said are "potentia

Rep Eshoo to FCC’s Pai: Don't Reinstate UHF Discount or Raise Cap

Rep Anna Eshoo (D-CA), former chair of the House Communications Subcommittee, says she has serious concerns about Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's proposal to reinstate the UHF discount.

Former FCC Official Roy Stewart Dies

Roy Stewart, 78, former chief of the Federal Communications Commission's then-Mass Media Bureau and subsequently of the Office of Broadcast License Policy, died April 10 at Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax (VA) after what was described as a brief illness

USTelecom: FCC's BDS Deregulation Could Go Further

USTelecom, which represents major phone Internet service providers, was rooting on Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's business data service (BDS) proposal, which deregulates rates for incumbent providers like USTelecom members A

FCC Wants Business Data Service Data From CenturyLink, Level 3

As the Federal Communications Commission prepares to deregulate the broadband data services market for incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs)—a vote is planned at the April 20 meeting—the Wireline Competition Bureau has asked for more informati