Broadcasting&Cable

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.

Free State: FCC Must Avoid Big is Bad Approach To Comcast/TWC

Seth Cooper, a senior adjunct fellow at the Free State Foundation, has some suggestions for how the Federal Communications Commission should, and should not, vet the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger if it is to conduct a consumer-focused

NAA Pushes For Senate Shield Law

The Newspaper Association of America is urging the Senate to bring a shield law bill to the floor for a vote after the Supreme Court declined to review New York Times' journalist James Risen's appeal of a court ruling that he had no right to refus

Debmar-Mercury, Gannett Form Programming Partnership

Gannett Broadcasting and Debmar-Mercury have formed a partnership to develop, produce, test and distribute first-run broadcast series for a variety of dayparts, said Dave Lougee , president of Gannett Broadcasting, and Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstei

MMTC Presses Case At FCC For Multilingual EAS

The Minority Media & Telecommunications Council wants the Federal Communications Commission to act on its petition seeking multilingual emergency warnings.

Attorney General Holder: Journalists Won't Be Jailed For Doing Their Jobs

Attorney General Eric Holder told journalists that as long as he is on the job, no journalist will go to jail for doing his or her job.

Comcast's Roberts: NYT Misreads Market

Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts said that the New York Times was entitled to their opinion, but that Comcast’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable is not going to creat