John Eggerton

House Members Seek FCC Update on Reforms

The chairs of a couple of Federal Communications Commission oversight subcommittees in the House have asked the FCC for an "update" on its current workload and "backlog of issues" currently pending.

FCC Updates CALM Act To Further Quiet Commercials

The Federal Communications Commission has approved a technical change in the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act (CALM Act) that it says could further reduce the volume of TV commercials.

FTC/DOJ Have No Issues With Gannett/London Station Deal

Neither the Justice Department nor the Federal Trade Commission have any antitrust issues with Gannett's purchase of six London Broadcasting stations for $215 million.

Yoo: US Broadband Model Tops Europe's Utility-Style Regulations

US broadband networks have generally topped their European counterparts thanks to the model of promoting facilities-based competition among private companies.

Senators Push FCC Vote On Sports Blackout Rules

A pair of senior senators has asked Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler to vote on a final order eliminating its sports blackout rules by the beginning of August.

NAB: DC Circuit Will Hear JSA Challenge

According to the National Association of Broadcasters, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has been chosen to hear both its and Prometheus' challenges to the Federal Communications Commission's media ownership rule review vote.

DOJ/FTC To Look At Bundled Pricing

The Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission want to hear from stakeholders on the pros and cons of the bundled-pricing model that has become the cable industry's -- make that the cable, broadband, wireless, phone, home security industry

Former FCC Chair Genachowski Gets MasterCard Board Seat

Former Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski has been elected to the board of MasterCard, the company said.

FCC Denies Closed Captioning Exemptions

Zomboo's House of Horror Movies, Your Sunday Worship and the Norm Prouty Real Estate Show are just some of the programs that the Federal Communications Commission has given 90 days to closed caption.

Sen Franken Holding Hearing on Stalking Apps Bill

Sen Al Franken (D-MN), chairman of the Judiciary Privacy Subcommittee, will hold a hearing on his bill to end stalking apps.