John Eggerton Effort Seeks More Political File Info

Political activist site is seeking signatures on a petition to require the source of political ads to identify themselves in the Federal Communications Commission's political files.

FCC Extends Media Ownership Comment Deadline

The Federal Communications Commission has granted extensions for comments and reply comments on its media ownership item. The new dates are Aug 6, and Sept 8, respectively.

Groups Target Hill Votes On NSA Bills

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Sunlight Foundation, and Greenpeace have teamed on a new online scorecard to grade members of Congress on their votes on communications privacy legislation the groups are monitoring.

ACA to FCC: Preventing Blackouts Is Job One

The American Cable Association wants the Federal Communications Commission to act on retransmission consent reforms before most of its smaller cable op members have to start negotiating new three-year retrans deals starting in October of this year

White, Stephenson Pitch Merger To FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel

AT&T Chairman Randall Stephenson and DirecTV Chairman Michael White stopped by the Federal Communications Commission on June 25 to pitch the merger of the two companies.

AT&T Open To RFD If DirecTV Deal Okayed

AT&T signaled RFD-TV could get U-Verse carriage if its proposed combination with satellite operator DirecTV deal is approved by regulators.

Josh Wheeler Joins Media Institute

Josh Wheeler, director of the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression in Charlottesville (VA), has been named to the First Amendment advisory council of the Media Institute.

DirecTV Probed on Access to TV Station Signals

Some legislators took the opportunity of DirecTV Chairman Michael White's appearance at a House antitrust subcommittee hearing to ask about their constituents’ access to local signals.

LPTV Coalition on Noncom Spectrum Sharing: Step Right Up

Mike Gravino, director of the LPTV Spectrum Rights Coalition put out the call for PBS affiliates worried about having a home following the broadcast incentive auctions.

Sens Raise Comcast/TWC Hearing Concerns With FCC, Justice

Sen Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Mike Lee (R-UT) the chair and ranking members of the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee, respectively, have written the Federal Communications Commission and Justice Department to highlight concerns raised in the parent Sen