Media Ownership

Who owns, controls, or influences media outlets.

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for December 2017 Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the December Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 14, 2017.

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the December Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 14, 2017:


Charter Unveils Broadband-Focused Education Grants

Charter Communications recently announced the winners of its Spectrum Digital Education Grants, an initiative for nonprofit organizations aimed at educating community members on the benefits of broadband.

Behind the media merger talk: Everyone must stream

Facing an onslaught of competition from internet companies like Netflix and YouTube, the big media companies are conducting a radical self-examination and deciding they need a makeover.  A few weeks ago, Disney began expressing interest in buying

Why the Government is Right to Block the AT&T-Time Warner Merger

[Commentary] Despite what AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson thinks, the Department of Justice’s suit blocking AT&T from acquiring Time Warner’s assets in an $85 billion merger is a great moment for antitrust in America.

AT&T-Time Warner antitrust suit leaves tech firms wary

The nation’s technology industry at first glance looked like a winner in the Justice Department’s move to block AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner.

Washington Has Delivered a Tangled Message on AT&T’s Power

In a matter of hours this week, the Trump administration twice weighed in on one of the central issues shaping business and society today — just how much market power big companies should be allowed to amass.

Date/Location Details: 

Communications and Technology Subcommittee and Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee 

House Commerce Committee

Date: 
Wed, 11/29/2017 - 10:00 to 14:00

The hearing will examine how actions taken by tech companies and online platforms affect consumer privacy and choice.


Trump’s right to oppose the AT&T Time Warner merger. But it’s for the wrong reasons.

[Commentary] There is some grounds for asking whether the Trump administration actions have a lot more to to with President Trump’s dislike of CNN than with a supposed concern about monopolies.

Ex-FCC Chair Genakowski: Move against AT&T is "chilling"

Former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genakowski, now a partner with The Carlyle Group, is troubled by the Department of Justice's efforts to block AT&T from buying Time Warner.