Broadcast TV

FCC Chairman Pai “refused” to rebuke President Trump over threat to take NBC off the air

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai still hasn't publicly responded to President Trump's call for NBC and other networks to have their FCC licenses challenged, and Democratic lawmakers are stepping up the pressure.

President Trump threatens networks, saying it's 'disgusting the way the press is able to write whatever they want'

President Donald Trump has threatened press freedoms before, but on Oct 11 he went a step further: suggesting that television networks lose their federal broadcast licenses for what he considers “fake news.” In comments to reporters in the Oval Of

President Trump Can’t Pull NBC’s ‘License’ – But That Doesn’t Mean Stations Are Safe

President Trump’s threat to pull NBC’s license doesn’t make sense for a lot of reasons — starting with the fact that NBC doesn’t have a license to begin with.

Chairman Pai's Response to Reps. Pallone, Doyle and DeGette Regarding Sinclair Broadcast Group

On August 14, 2017, House Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr.

FCC Chairman Pai to Lawmakers: Sinclair/Tribune Review Has Been By the Book

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai told House Commerce Committee Democrats that there has been no inappropriate coordination between the Trump White House, Sinclair and the FCC over the Sinclair/Tribune merger -- and that there ha

Sinclair insiders are sounding the alarm about its plans to transform local news

Current and former Sinclair employees, union representatives, and media experts have been speaking out in investigative reports about the damage Sinclair is doing to the public’s trust in local news, from Baltimore to Seattle and most recently in

The Worst Merger Yet

[Commentary] The more people learn about the frenzied Big Media-Wall Street rush to consolidate our communications ecosystem into a playground for monopolists-on-the-make, the more they dislike what they see.

Broadcast-Only Homes See Big Rise: Study

The number of broadcast-only TV homes has increased 41%, to 15.8 million, in the last five years, according to a Nielsen study commissioned by ION Media, a significant holder of full-power UHF broadcast spectrum.

News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2017

As of August 2017, two-thirds (67 percent) of Americans report that they get at least some of their news on social media – with two-in-ten doing so often, according to a new survey from Pew Research Center.

Americans’ online news use is closing in on TV news use

The gap between the share of Americans who get news online and those who do so on television is narrowing.