Broadcast TV

FCC Peppered With Petitions to Deny Sinclair/Tribune Deal

The Communications Workers of America, National Association of Broadcast Employees and Technicians-CWA, the NewsGuild-CWA, and the Parents Television Council have all filed petitions with the F

In 2019, people will spend more time online than they will watching TV. That’s a first.

It’s finally happening: In 2019, people around the world will spend more time online than they do watching TV, according to new data from measurement company Zenith.

President Trump nominating conservative filmmaker Michael Pack to lead Broadcasting Board of Governors

President Donald Trump has tapped Michael Pack, the former head of conservative think tank Claremont Institute, to run the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

Date/Location Details: 

Broadcasting Board of Governors

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 12:30 to 13:30

The BBG will receive a report from the CEO and Director John F. Lansing on the networks’ new programming initiatives, and the agency’s technological innovation, as well as an agency-wide fellowship program sponsored by former BBG chairman Marc Nathanson.

Seating capacity is limited. The meeting will be streamed live here.

FCC Regulatory Free Arena

[Press release] As consequential as the Federal Communications Commission can be in communications policy, it is critical for those in leadership positions to acknowledge that its authority and reach is inherently limited.

Roseanne Barr Incites Fury With Racist Tweet, and Her Show Is Canceled by ABC

ABC abruptly canceled “Roseanne” hours after Roseanne Barr, the show’s star and co-creator, posted a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, an African-American woman who was a senior adviser to Barack Obama throughout his presidency and considered on

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.