Broadcasting&Cable

Senate Judiciary Sets Comcast/TWC Witnesses

The Senate Judiciary Committee has set the witness list for the April 9 hearing on the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger.

NBCU’s Upfront Pitch Puts Assets ‘All Together’

The pride is back in the peacock.

FCC: All Stations Must Post Political Files Starting In July

It looks like all TV stations will have to start posting their political files -- records of their contracts for political ads, including prices -- beginning July 1, 2014.

Local TV Plus Radio Equals Advertising Reach

A new analysis done by Nielsen with CBS found that advertising campaigns combining local television and local radio doubled the campaign’s reach in certain markets.

Zenith Forecasts Better Worldwide Ad Growth

Media agency ZenithOptimedia forecasts that global advertising spending will return to the kind of growth rates seen before the financial crisis.

Transforming Hollywood: DeBevoise -- Television Is No Longer a Television

The television industry has evolved in recent years and that evolution is just beginning, according to panelists at Transforming Hollywood 5: The Future of Television.

FCC Outlines Deadlines for Captioning Compliance

The Federal Communications Commission has issued the deadlines by which various parts of its Closed Captioning Quality Order become official.

Professors: Aereo Is Healthy Response to Dysfunctional System

Aereo definitely has friends in a trio of law professors who weighed in on its side with the Supreme Court.

NAB: Local TV Stations to Test Interactive Services

The broadcast groups involved in the Pearl group have announced that they will be testing interactive content and advertising services delivered to LG Smart TVs in three markets during live newscasts and that they will be demoing the idea at the 2

Hulu Plus Inks Exclusive Licensing Deal With Parent NBCUniversal

Hulu has reached an exclusive multi-year licensing deal with NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution to stream prior seasons of multiple NBCU properties on its Hulu Plus service.