Broadcasting&Cable

Millennial’s Continue To Defect From Summer Broadcast TV -- To the Tune of 20%

Millennials are continuing to defect from live broadcast television viewing in the summer.

Sinclair’s Deal For Allbritton Closes

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s $985 million deal to acquire Allbritton has, at long last, closed, according to insiders in both companies.

NCTA's Powell: TiVo Just Wrong About CableCARD

National Cable & Telecommunications Association President Michael Powell called "spurious" TiVo’s claim that an agreement between TiVo and Comcast to work on a non-CableCARD retail set-top retail "solution" argues for retaining the ban on inte

Senate USA Freedom Act Gets Good Reviews

The USA Freedom Act of 2014 was getting a round of applause from stakeholders following its introduction.

FCC Commissioners: FCC Needs To Review Designated Entity Rules

On July 29, the Federal Communications Commissioners agreed that the FCC needs to look at revamping its designated entity rules.

FCC Chairman Wheeler Seeks Documents From Time Warner Cable

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler told Time Warner Cable CEO Rob Marcus in no uncertain terms that he has "strong concern" that TWC’s actions "have created the inability of consumers in the Los Angeles area to watch televised

FCC Seeks Comment On Mediacom Unbundling Petition

The Federal Communications Commission has put out for public notice Mediacom's request that the FCC force media conglomerates to unbundle their package programming deals.

Court Finds FilmOn in Contempt

New York District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald has found FilmOn in contempt for continuing to deliver network TV station signals over the Internet after the Supreme Court found similar service Aereo in violation of copyright.

Mediacom Exec Asks Sen McCaskill To Widen Bill Data Net

Tom Larsen, group VP of cable operator Mediacom, has written Senate Consumer Protection Subcommittee Chairman Claire McCaskill (D-MO) suggesting that as part of her inquiry into pay-TV bills, she should ask Missouri broadcasters to disclose the r

NAB: Exclusivity Rules Are Crucial

The National Association of Broadcasters has quantified for the Federal Communications Commission what it says are the significant economic benefits of network nonduplication and syndicated exclusivity rules.