Broadcast TV

FCC Isn’t Done With Sinclair-Tribune

The seemingly endless review of the proposed Sinclair Broadcast Group-Tribune Media merger doesn’t show signs of being wrapped up anytime soon.

FCC will take public comments on Sinclair-Tribune merger until at least July 12

The Federal Communications Commission will be restarting the informal 180-day shot clock on its review of the proposed Sinclair-Tribune merger after it reviews the latest and information from the most recent filing.

Senators tell FCC that Kids TV Mandate Must Stay

Led by children's TV legislation author Sen Ed Markey (D-MA) a group of Democratic senators  have called on the Federal Communications Commission to leave its kids TV mandates in place.

Chairman Pai's Response to Sen Durbin Regarding Sinclair Broadcast Proposal to Acquire Tribune Media

On April 16, 2018, Sen Dick Durbin (D-IL) wrote to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai regarding the merger between Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media Company.

How Betting Will Change the Sports Media Business

The Supreme Court injected a dose of optimism into the sports television industry when it ruled to strike down a 26-year-old federal law that largely prohibited sports betting in the United States.

As big chains gobble up small TV stations, merged newsrooms are creating a uniformity of news coverage

The TV news has a familiar feel to it in west-central Pennsylvania. News stories broadcast on WJAC, the NBC affiliate in town, have appeared on nearby station WATM, the ABC affiliate.

Fates of TV Shows Tied Up in Merger Mania

Potential deals between 21st Century Fox and Walt Disney (or Comcast), Viamcom and CBS, and AT&T and Time Warner have producers wondering just who the TV programming honchos will be. New ownership or management could lead to changes in program

FCC Considers Eliminating Broadcaster License Posting Requirement

The Federal Communications Commission  launched a proceeding to consider eliminating various rules that require the maintenance and posting of broadcast licenses and related information in specific locations. The FCC originally adopted broadcast l

Fox Buying 7 Sinclair Spinoffs for $910 Million

21st Century Fox signed a definitive agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tribune Media to acquire seven stations for approximately $910 million.

Wicked Problem: Sinclair Broadcasting and the high price of innovation

[Commentary] University of California-Berkeley's Horst Rittel and Melvin Webber coined the term “wicked problem” to refer to problems that had reached a level of complexity that made them impossible to define, let alone solve. Every solution to a