Broadcasting&Cable

NAB Seeks Expedited Hearing of Auction Challenge

The National Association of Broadcasters wants the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit to put the pedal to the metal when it comes to setting a briefing and oral argument schedule for its challenge to the Federal Communications Commission's inc

Gray TV Lines Up Minority/Female Owners For Six Stations

Gray Television has entered into definitive agreements to transfer six TV stations to new owners.

Entravision: Comcast/TWC Threatens Latino Programmers

Spanish-language programmer Entravision says the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger will harm the Latino community and competing Latino-market program providers, and says the Federal Communications Commission should make Comcast divest its Spanish l

Sinclair Seeks Retransmission Conditions on Comcast/TWC

Sinclair Broadcasting has told the Federal Communications Commission it must either put conditions on the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger -- including retransmission conditions --deregulate broadcasters, or deny the deal.

Senate Commerce Committee GOP Posts Video Promoting 'Local Choice'

The Senate Commerce Committee Republicans tweeted a link from a video promoting/explaining the Local Choice proposal of Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D- WV) and ranking member Sen John Thune (R- SD).

CFA to FCC: Block That Deal

The Consumer Federation of America, a strong critic of the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger, made it official, filing a petition to block the merger.

New York PSC Has Concentration Concerns with Comcast/TWC

The New York State Public Service Commission says it is "currently" not taking a position on whether the Federal Communications Commission should approve or block the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger, but has a number of "potential concerns," incl

CEA: Discouraged at Broadcaster Auction Suit

The Consumer Electronics Association is none too pleased with the National Association of Broadcasters' decision to sue the Federal Communications Commission over how the commission proposes to measure interference and station coverage areas for t

PTC Warns MTV Over Explicit VMAs Content

The Parents Television Council has written to MTV, asking the network not to have a repeat of the previous 2013 Video Music Awards, which came under fire for a performance from Robin Thicke and Miley Cryus that was deemed too explicit by some view

Some Choice Words

[Commentary] Senate Commerce Committee staffers are pitching what’s called the Local Choice plan for retransmission consent reform as “an evolution of the existing retransmission consent regime to a simpler approach, designed to put more power in