Broadcast TV

How Trump's FCC aided Sinclair's expansion

Sinclair Broadcast Group is expanding its conservative-leaning television empire into nearly three-quarters of American households — but its aggressive takeover of the airwaves wouldn’t have been possible without help from President Donald Trump's

Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and Center for Digital Democracy to FCC: Don't Weaken Kids Rules

Advocates called Aug 4 on the Federal Communications Commission to reject an effort by major media companies to “eliminate or weaken important rules for children’s television.” The NAB, Internet and Television Association (NCTA), CBS, Disney, Fox,

Sinclair CEO: Fewer Local TV News Teams Would Strengthen Output

If Sinclair Broadcast Group has its way, the local broadcast industry would boil down to two, maybe three, station groups, with one or two of them churning out local content in each market.

Sinclair Broadcasting – and 2 Maine TV stations – under fire for pro-Trump segments

Marc McCutcheon of South Portland was watching WGME’s evening newscast as he has for half a century when something came on that shocked him.

Reps Price, Huffman Introduce Local and Independent Television Protection Act

New legislation introduced by Reps David Price (D-NC) and Jared Huffman (D-CA) would protect local television markets across the country from corporate consolidation by permanently ending the so-called “UHF discount,” an obsolete Federal Communica

Net Neutrality Headlines FCC Oversight and Reauthorization Hearing

The House Commerce Committee’s Communications and Technology Subcommittee held a hearing on July 25, 2017.

FCC Announces It Is Ready to Pay Reverse Auction Winning Bids

The Federal Communications Commission's Incentive Auction Task Force and the Media and Wireless Telecommunications Bureaus identify each station subject to a winning reverse auction bid in the broadcast television spectrum incentive auction for wh

Shareholder files lawsuit to block Tribune Media's sale to Sinclair

A Tribune Media shareholder has filed a class-action lawsuit seeking to halt the company's sale to Sinclair Broadcast Group. The shareholder, Sean McEntire, is seeking class-action status in the lawsuit, filed in federal court in Chicago.

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for August 2017 Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the August Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 3, 2017:

Entering the Construction Phase of the Post-Incentive Auction Transition

July 12 marks another milestone in the incentive auction transition – the deadline for TV stations that have been assigned a new channel to file for construction permits for their new facilities and to submit their estimated eligible costs for rel