Broadcasting&Cable

World Cup Final Notches Record 17.3M Viewers

Overall, the 2014 FIFA World Cup was the third-most-viewed soccer game of any kind in the US, behind the 1999 Women’s World Cup Final between the US and China and Team USA’s group stage match in the 2014 tournament against Portugal.

Rep Rush Pushes FCC to OK BTNC Waiver

Rep Bobby Rush (D-IL) and three other members of the Congressional Black Caucus have written the Federal Communications Commission asking that the agency help the Black Television News Channel (BTNC) get off the ground and onto Dish and DirecTV.

House Commerce Committee Republicans Pan E-Rate Proposal

House Commerce Committee leaders have told Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler that any effort to expand the size of the E-Rate subsidy is a non-starter.

CEA: Retransmission Consent Reforms Should Be In Satellite Bill

The Consumer Electronics Association has asked the leadership of the relevant House and Senate committees to include retransmission consent reforms as part of must-pass legislation reauthorizing the satellite compulsory distant-signal license.

Writers Guild of America East to FCC: Ban Paid Priority, Period

The Writers Guild of America East says the Federal Communications Commission should prohibit paid priority and that presuming it to be commercially unreasonable, as FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has said would be his presumption if the results were dis

Broadcasters Supply Sen McCaskill Cable Bill Beef Ammo

Broadcasters are looking to help out with Sen Claire McCaskill's (D-MO) inquiry into pay-TV billing practices and service quality.

Dish's Ergen to FCC: Deny Comcast/TWC Merger

Dish told the Federal Communications Commission to disallow the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger.

PTC Seeks Indecency Complaints Against CBS’ ‘Reckless’

The Parents Television Council is calling on its members to file indecency complaints against CBS over a recent episode of Reckless.

Limited Government Group Wants To Limit Satellite Bill

Americans for Limited Government want a limited satellite reauthorization bill or, preferably, no new compulsory license at all.

ACT Takes Stand for TVFreedom

American Community Television -- which has been battling cable operators over public, educational, and government (PEG) channel placement -- has joined broadcasters in battling them over retransmission consent reforms.