Broadcasting&Cable

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.

NAB: Local TV Stations to Test Interactive Services

The broadcast groups involved in the Pearl group have announced that they will be testing interactive content and advertising services delivered to LG Smart TVs in three markets during live newscasts and that they will be demoing the idea at the 2

Hulu Plus Inks Exclusive Licensing Deal With Parent NBCUniversal

Hulu has reached an exclusive multi-year licensing deal with NBCUniversal Television & New Media Distribution to stream prior seasons of multiple NBCU properties on its Hulu Plus service.

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

Mr. Smith Goes Off On Washington

A Q&A with National Association of Broadcasters President Gordon Smith. He has his sleeves rolled up for a brawl.

House Republicans Outline STELA Draft Pre-Markup

The House Communications Subcommittee draft of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA) bill that will be the subject of a markup March 24 and 25 still contains the provision that would undo the Federal Communications Commission

Chairman Wheeler Quibbles With Stations’ Share Tactics

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is on a mission to crack down on TV station sharing arrangements, particularly ones that look like efforts to skirt the rules.