Broadcasting&Cable

Rootstrikers.org Effort Seeks More Political File Info

Political activist site Rootstrikers.org is seeking signatures on a petition to require the source of political ads to identify themselves in the Federal Communications Commission's political files.

FCC Extends Media Ownership Comment Deadline

The Federal Communications Commission has granted extensions for comments and reply comments on its media ownership item. The new dates are Aug 6, and Sept 8, respectively.

ACA to FCC: Preventing Blackouts Is Job One

The American Cable Association wants the Federal Communications Commission to act on retransmission consent reforms before most of its smaller cable op members have to start negotiating new three-year retrans deals starting in October of this year

Media Mergers? Analyst Makes The Case for Multiple Deals

The media business has been anticipating mergers on the programming side since Comcast agreed to buy Time Warner Cable.

DirecTV Probed on Access to TV Station Signals

Some legislators took the opportunity of DirecTV Chairman Michael White's appearance at a House antitrust subcommittee hearing to ask about their constituents’ access to local signals.

LPTV Coalition on Noncom Spectrum Sharing: Step Right Up

Mike Gravino, director of the LPTV Spectrum Rights Coalition put out the call for PBS affiliates worried about having a home following the broadcast incentive auctions.

Sens Raise Comcast/TWC Hearing Concerns With FCC, Justice

Sen Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Mike Lee (R-UT) the chair and ranking members of the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee, respectively, have written the Federal Communications Commission and Justice Department to highlight concerns raised in the parent Sen

ACA: AT&T/DirecTV Needs Fair Pricing Conditions

The American Cable Association is telling Congress it thinks the government needs to put conditions on the AT&T/DirecTV deal to decrease the incentive of DirecTV-affiliated programmers from charging higher prices to their rivals, which include

FCC E-Rate Reforms Don't Rate With Education Groups

Count the National Education Association, the Parent-Teacher Association, the American Federation of Teachers and a whiteboard full of other education associations as very concerned about Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler's pr

It’s Official: JSA Unwinding Clock Starts

The Federal Communications Commission sent out official notice that June 19 was the effective date of its new joint sales agreement (JSA) restrictions, which make some JSA's attributable as ownership interest.