Media Ownership

Who owns, controls, or influences media outlets.

Sinclair: Tribune Deal Does Not Violate FCC Rules

Sinclair was vigorously defending its proposal to buy Tribune's stations against all comers July 5, responding to critics by telling the Federal Communications Commission that it is being asked to make decisions based on subjective disagreements o

Germany's top telecommunications regulator has US tech groups in its sights

Germany’s top telecommunications regulator has set its sights on US technology groups such as Google and Facebook, insisting that providers of messaging and email services should be regulated just like ordinary telecommunications companies.

YouTube and Facebook escape billions in copyright payouts after European Union vote

Google, YouTube and Facebook could escape having to make billions in payouts to press publishers, record labels and artists after European Union lawmakers voted to reject proposed changes to copyright rules that aimed to make the tech companies sh

Sinclair station sales risk new scrutiny as part of Tribune deal

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s bid to purchase Tribune Media hinges on spinning off TV stations to comply with US limits on broadcast ownership.

There's an unlimited number of unlimited plans

The good news is that, after years of having to pay per gigabyte, unlimited plans are now the norm at all of the major US wireless carriers.

How AT&T could use Time Warner shows and movies to compete with Disney and Netflix

Imagine if, ahead of HBO’s next “Westworld” premiere, AT&T sent a 5-minute video recap to millions of users it knows watch science fiction.

The Supreme Court just quietly gutted antitrust law

[Commentary] The Supreme Court recently delivered the most significant antitrust opinion by the Court in more than a decade --  Ohio v.

AT&T promised lower prices after Time Warner merger—it’s raising them instead

AT&T is raising the base price of its DirecTV Now streaming service by $5 per month, despite promising in court that its acquisition of Time Warner would lower TV prices.

Is Facebook a publisher? In public it says no, but in court it says yes

Facebook has long had the same public response when questioned about its disruption of the news industry: it is a tech platform, not a publisher or a media company.

Federal investigators broaden focus on Facebook’s role in sharing data with Cambridge Analytica, examining statements of tech giant

Apparently, a federal investigation into Facebook’s sharing of data with political consultancy Cambridge Analytica has broadened to focus on the actions and statements of the tech giant and involves three agencies, including the Securities and Exc