Broadcasting&Cable

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

Broadcaster Coalition to FCC: Auction Transparency a Must

A half-dozen Expanding Opportunities for Broadcasters Coalition members met with Federal Communications Commission staffers and came away impressed by the meetings and the prospects for a successful auction, according to an ex parte filing with th

GroupM Sees Global Ad Spending Growth

Global advertising spending will rise 4.5% in 2014 and another 5% to $580 billion in 2015, according to a new forecast from media agency holding company GroupM.

NBC Stations Get Data from Rentrak

Rentrak said it signed a multi-year agreement with the NBC Owned Television Stations to provide audience measurement and other data for three of its stations.

TVFreedom.org: Retrans Proposal Misses Mark

Broadcasters represented by TVFreedom.org aren't liking what they see in the retransmission consent revamp floated by the leadership of the Senate Commerce Committee.

More Original Thinking In the Multicast Space

If digital networks are following a similar course as cable decades ago, as many believe, they may have to come up with the type of compelling original programming that enabled HBO, USA, TBS and other blue chip cablers to stand out.

Rep Walden: FCC's O'Rielly is Spot On

House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) praised Republican Federal Communications Commissioner Michael O'Rielly's call for publishing the text of FCC proposals before they are voted.

FCC Chairman Wheeler Seeks Management Info From Other Wireless Carriers

Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheeler sent letters to wireless carriers AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile asking about their network management practices, what is reasonable management, and expressing concerns similar to those in a letter he sen

WGAW to FCC: Keep Ownership Rules

TV writers appear happy with the Federal Communications Commission's long-running script for broadcast station owners, which is to limit ownership and crossownership.