Broadcast TV

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.

Newt Minow: Lessons from the Cuban missile crisis

[Commentary] As one of the few remaining members of the Kennedy administration who participated in the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, I was an eyewitness to the crucial role that telecommunications played in averting nuclear disaster.

Unions Unite Against Sinclair/Tribune

Various unions have lined up against the Sinclair/Tribune merger, concerned, among other things, that the meld's synergies will mean job losses.

NCTA Seeks Regulatory 'Guardrails' on Sinclair/Tribune

NCTA-The Internet & Television Association, has stopped short of seeking outright denial of the Sinclair/Tribune merger, but it has major problems with it and suggests the Federal Communications Commission should consider disallowing new duopo

The Realpolitik of the Sinclair-Tribune Merger

[Commentary] The controversy behind the Sinclair Broadcast Group’s $3.9 Billion cash and stock agreement to acquire 42 broadcast stations and other media assets from Tribune Media continues to swirl.

Sinclair/Tribune Critics Tell FCC: No Deal

With reply comments due Aug 29 on Sinclair's $3.9 billion proposal to buy Tribune's TV stations, opponents of the deal do not appear to have been persuaded by Sinclair's lengthy defense of the deal's public interest benefits, which was filed at th

FCC TV Ownership Rules and Unintended Consequences

[Commentary] I have longtime friends who believe that the public interest requires the Federal Communications Commission to strictly limit the ownership of multiple TV stations. I genuinely understand and respect their opinions.

Is Sinclair Too Liberal And Too Anti-Trump?

[Commentary] I found that most of Sinclair’s news-producing stations were as mainstream as the Mississippi River.