Broadcasting&Cable

STELAR Debate Scheduled for 2 p.m. July 22

House leadership has scheduled debate on the STELA Reauthorization (STELAR/ H.R. 4572) Act, for 2 pm on July 22. If nobody asks for a roll-call vote, the bill could pass soon after that 2 pm debate.

NAB Won't Oppose House Version of STELA

The National Association of Broadcasters does not oppose the House version of the bill reauthorizing the satellite compulsory license (formerly STELA, now STELAR), which is expected to come to the House floor for a vote.

The New Value of Old-School News

Broadcasters are increasingly focused on enterprise reporting, which means local officials intent on malfeasance may have a tougher go of it.

NAACP on Net Neutrality: FCC Should Use Sec. 706

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)and Communications Workers of America want the Federal Communications Commission to use its existing Sec.

House Communications Subcommittee Considers LPTV Bill

The House Commerce Committee Communications Subcommittee will hold a hearing July 24 on a trio of bills. No witnesses have been announced.

FCC: Armstrong's Price Is Right

The Federal Communications Commission has sided with an independent cable operator in a dispute over regional sports network pricing.

Long but 'Productive' Meeting for Concerned Fox Station Owners

The urgently scheduled Fox station owners meeting ran from early morning to around 2 pm local time in Dallas, included 68 owners and high level managers representing 168 Fox affiliates, and was very productive, said Jeff Rosser, Fox affiliates boa

CFA: FCC Needs Network Reality Rules

The Consumer Federation of America told the Federal Communications Commission that its new network neutrality rules need to reflect the "reality" of the 21st century digital economy, which means using its authority to promote broadband deployment

ICLE Tells FCC Non-Neutral Internet Can Be Beneficial

The International Center for Law and Economics (ICLE) says that mandating that all Internet content be offered only on a take-it-or-leave it basis -- nondiscriminatory access by all users to all content -- is the "antithesis" of the calls for a la

NCTA: FCC Must Reject Alarmist Calls For Title II

The sky is not falling, Internet-wise, and regulators should act accordingly when it comes to imposing any new network neutrality regulations, regulations cable operators aren't persuaded are even needed.