Broadcasting&Cable

Senators Seek GAO Study of Network Resiliency

In advance of the Senate Communications Subcommittee hearing June 5 on the IP transition, Subcommittee Chairman Mark Pryor (D-AK), Sen Bill Nelson (D-FL), chair of the Subcommittee on Science and Space, and parent Commerce Committee Chairman Sen J

House Members Seek FCC Update on Reforms

The chairs of a couple of Federal Communications Commission oversight subcommittees in the House have asked the FCC for an "update" on its current workload and "backlog of issues" currently pending.

FCC Updates CALM Act To Further Quiet Commercials

The Federal Communications Commission has approved a technical change in the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act (CALM Act) that it says could further reduce the volume of TV commercials.

FTC/DOJ Have No Issues With Gannett/London Station Deal

Neither the Justice Department nor the Federal Trade Commission have any antitrust issues with Gannett's purchase of six London Broadcasting stations for $215 million.

Yoo: US Broadband Model Tops Europe's Utility-Style Regulations

US broadband networks have generally topped their European counterparts thanks to the model of promoting facilities-based competition among private companies.

Senators Push FCC Vote On Sports Blackout Rules

A pair of senior senators has asked Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler to vote on a final order eliminating its sports blackout rules by the beginning of August.

DOJ/FTC To Look At Bundled Pricing

The Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission want to hear from stakeholders on the pros and cons of the bundled-pricing model that has become the cable industry's -- make that the cable, broadband, wireless, phone, home security industry

Sen Franken Holding Hearing on Stalking Apps Bill

Sen Al Franken (D-MN), chairman of the Judiciary Privacy Subcommittee, will hold a hearing on his bill to end stalking apps.

CBS’ Ianniello Says Shift To C7 Rating ‘Makes Sense’

A top CBS executive crowed about an agreement with GroupM to do ad deals using the C7 measurement scheme, but other media buyers said the deal wouldn’t affect their willingness to shift from the old measurement system.

EOBC Praises Auction Order

The Expanding Opportunities for Broadcasters Coalition (EOBC) found reason to applaud the FCC's just-released incentive auction framework order.