John Eggerton

Journalists Accuse White House of Politically-Driven Suppression of News

Over three dozen journalist organizations including the Radio Television Digital News Association, National Press Foundation, and the Society of Professional Journalists, have asked President Barack Obama to drop the "excessive controls" on public

FCC Item Provides Clip Captioning Flexibility

The Federal Communications Commission will give broadcasters and cable operators some flexibility when it comes to adding time-sensitive and "advanced" online clips to their closed captioning responsibilities, but will apply the same quality stand

Fox Pitches Ninth Circuit on Dish Injunction

Fox has been seeking a preliminary injunction and argues the district court was wrong, and in fact abused its discretion, in not finding Dish's allegedly infringing AutoHop DVR service culpable of irreparable harm, and denying the injunction, as d

NAB, NCTA Pitch FCC On Online Clip Captioning Flexibility

Broadcasters and cable operators are on the same page when it comes to providing captions for online video clips: Online clips should not be held to the same quality standard as full-length captions on TV programming, and the clip requirement for

NAB: Keep JSA Challenge In DC

The National Association of Broadcasters has told the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit that the four challenges to the Federal Communications Commission's decision to make most TV joint sales agreements attributable as ownership interest sho

Mayors Plug PEG Change

US Mayors want to take cable operators out of the equation when it comes to deciding how Public, Educational and Government (PEG) channels use their money, which comes from franchise fees.

President Obama’s Surveillance Report Gets Bipartisan Pushback

Sens Al Franken (D-MN) and Dean Heller (R-NV) are not satisfied with a new report from the Obama Administration on government surveillance programs, and say their Surveillance Transparency Act is still needed.

Hundt: 'Redskins' Use May Make Snyder Unfit Licensee

Former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Reed Hundt is suggesting the FCC may want to strip Redskins owner Dan Snyder of his radio station licenses if he does not change the name of the team.

Aereo Ruling May Set Stage For Defining Distributors

Broadcasters were breathing a big sigh of relief after the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 that Aereo was indeed providing a public performance of their work without compensation. 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.