Broadcast TV

President Trump says Sinclair is ‘far superior to CNN’

On the morning of April 2, President Donald Trump tweeted, "So funny to watch Fake News Networks, among the most dishonest groups of people I have ever dealt with, criticize Sinclair Broadcasting for being biased.

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Federal Communications Commission

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Tue, 04/17/2018 - 10:30 to 12:30

Why Sinclair Made Dozens of Local News Anchors Recite the Same Script

On local news stations across the United States, dozens of anchors gave the same speech to their combined millions of viewers. It included a warning about fake news, a promise to report fairly and accurately and a request that viewers go to the st

Local News Is Turning Into Trump TV, Even Though Viewers Don’t Want It

Sinclair Broadcast Group — a media company run by a family of multi-millionaire Republican donors — is on the cusp of owning enough local television stations to reach 70 percent of American households. On the day that Donald Trump was elected, it

Ownership Cap Shouldn't Be Used As Shield

[Commentary] The affiliates want the Federal Communications Commission to impose a 39 percent ownership cap on the networks to keep the networks’ power in check.

FCC Proposes To Streamline Reauthorization Process For Television Satellite Stations

The Federal Communications Commission adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing to streamline the process for reauthorizing television satellite stations when they are assigned or transferred in combination with their previously-approved p

Key Communications Provisions Make it on Omnibus Bill

Legislation to reauthorize the Federal Communications Commission, boost mobile broadband, and provide additional funds, as needed, for broadcasters' moves to new spectrum in the post-incentive auction repack has been included in the must-pass omni

Rep. Eshoo Wants New Disclosures on Broadcast, Cable Content

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) has introduced a bill that would require on-air disclosures of content from foreign entities.

In the Aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, Resilience and Challenges in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands

Nearly six months have passed since Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In the immediate aftermath of the storms, communications networks were virtually wiped out.

Approving the Sinclair-Tribune deal would be indefensible

[Commentary] In 2004, Congress delivered what seemed to be an unmistakable message about ownership limits in the TV broadcasting industry.