Broadcasting&Cable

FCC Proposes Mandating Progress Reports From Nonreimbursed Stations

The Federal Communications Commission's Media Bureau has tentatively concluded that both stations being reimbursed for moving expenses after the spectrum auction and those who will not be reimbursed but will be moving anyway should file periodic p

Source: Rep Blackburn to Head House Communications Subcommittee

Apparently, Rep Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has been tapped to head the House Communications Subcommittee.

White House Takes Aim at Cable, Telecommunicaiton Bills

Even as congressional cable bill line item critics were targeting retransmission and sports net fees, the outgoing administration was taking aim at some cable bill line items as well.

Sen Thune Open to Confirming Rosenworcel

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) has signaled he would be open to confirming Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel to another term on the Federal Communications Commission but also says the new President should get to nominate who he wa

Key to Increasing Minority Broadcast Ownership: Cultivating Relationships

[Commentary] As the largest US minority broadcast owner, I believe JSAs (joint services agreements) and SSAs (sales service agreements) are critically important to providing a pathway for minorities to enter into broadcast ownership.

Noncommerical Broadcasters Will Ask New FCC to Revisit Reporting Requirements

Public broadcasters are looking to the new Republican Federal Communications Commission for help after the FCC's Media Bureau this week rejected their petition to reconsider boosting their ownership reporting requirements in a way they argue is po

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman: Confident Russia Tried to Interfere With Election

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) does not share President-elect Donald Trump's skepticism about the intelligence concerning Russia's interference in the recent election.

FCC Adjusts Regulated Cable Rates

Rate-regulated cable services can boost their non-external cost base for basic rates by 1.42%.

FCC Calls Emergency Alert System Test A Success

The Federal Communications Commission's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau has published the initial results from its Sept.

FCC: Stage 4 of Reverse Auction to End Jan. 13

The Federal Communications Commission is again increasing the pace of bidding in the reverse portion of the incentive spectrum auction, with a target end date of Friday, Jan 13.