Broadcasting&Cable

Media Alliance to Trump: Dump Cross-Ownership Rules

The News Media Alliance, whose board members include execs from Gannett, Belo, Cox, The Washington Post, The New York Times and about 2,000 other newspapers/media outlets, has called on President-elect Donald Trump 's transition team to prioritize

President Obama Sends Broadcasting Board of Governors Chair Nomination to Senate

President Barack Obama has sent the nomination of Richard Stengel to the Senate to replace Jeff Shell as chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. That came as Congress is considering a bill that would abolish the board.

Defense Bill Would Abolish BBG Governing Board

A must-pass defense authorization bill that emerged from a recent House-Senate conference included a provision that would restructure the Broadcasting Board of Governors to concentrate power in a new expanded CEO position, according to the confere

American Cable Association to FCC: Deny Nexstar-Media General Waiver

The American Cable Association has asked the Federal Communications Commission to deny the request by Nexstar and Media General for a waiver of the FCC's Prohibited Communications rule, a rule that so far has blocked FCC action on Nexstar's propos

FCC's Rosenworcel Could Still Get Confirmation Vote

There was some buzz late on Nov 29 that Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel of the Federal Communications Commission could get an 11th hour confirmation vote after all.

FCC Plans Dec. 5 Start for Forward Auction

The Federal Communications Commission says it expects to start stage three of the forward auction on Dec 5.

Bipartisan Online Speech Bill, the Consumer Review Fairness Act, Passes

The Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan bill hailed as striking a blow for online free speech.The Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 (HR 5111) now heads to President Barack Obama's desk.

FCC's Latest TV Reverse Auction Ending Dec 1

The Federal Communications Commission signaled that, barring the unforeseen, stage three of the reverse portion of the broadcast incentive auction will close Dec 1.

FCC Transition Team's Mark Jamison: Do We Need an FCC?

In staffing his Federal Communications Commission transition team, President-elect Donald Trump has tapped a pair of American Enterprise Institute (AEI) veterans and free market de-regulators in Jeffrey Eisenach and Mark Jamison.

FCC Press Secretary Kim Hart Exiting

Kim Hart, press secretary to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, is exiting to join a new unnamed and unlaunched media venture from Politico cofounders Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen and Roy Schwartz.