John Eggerton

FCC Teeing Up Spectrum Screen Item

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is expected to circulate an order on its proposal to make changes to its local market spectrum aggregation screen, according to sources inside and outside the FCC.

ACA, NTCA Raise Comcast/TWC Issues

The American Cable Association and NTCA: The Rural Broadband Association, wrote the Senate Judiciary Committee in advance of the hearing on the proposed Comcast/TWC merger saying that as currently constituted it would cause harms to consumers and

Senate Judiciary Sets Comcast/TWC Witnesses

The Senate Judiciary Committee has set the witness list for the April 9 hearing on the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger.

FCC: All Stations Must Post Political Files Starting In July

It looks like all TV stations will have to start posting their political files -- records of their contracts for political ads, including prices -- beginning July 1, 2014.

FCC Outlines Deadlines for Captioning Compliance

The Federal Communications Commission has issued the deadlines by which various parts of its Closed Captioning Quality Order become official.

Professors: Aereo Is Healthy Response to Dysfunctional System

Aereo definitely has friends in a trio of law professors who weighed in on its side with the Supreme Court.

Massachusetts Telecom Department Seeks Spectrum Aggregation Limits

The Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable told the Federal Communications Commission it should limit how much low-band spectrum a bidder can get in the upcoming broadcast incentive auctions.

NAB on FCC JSA Vote: Arbitrary and Capricious

With the outcome a pretty much a foregone conclusion, reaction was swift to the Federal Communications Commission's vote (3-2 along party lines) to make joint sales agreements (JSAs) above 15% of ad sales attributable under FCC ownership rules, as

MVPDs of All Stripes Praise FCC Retransmission Negotiation Limit

The Federal Communications Commission's unanimous vote to ban coordinated retransmission negotiations among the top four TV stations in a market was treated with cheers by their satellite, cable and telecommunications video competitors who must ne

FCC Chairman Wheeler: We'll Look Inside For Comcast/TWC Review Leader

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler indicated on March 31 that the FCC has assembled its team to review the proposed Comcast/NBCU transaction, that it will be headed by someone internally, and that it has been and will be coordi