Broadcasting&Cable

FCC to Vote on Public File Item at First GOP-Led Meeting

The first Federal Communications Commission meeting under new, Republican leadership will consist of a single item. That is according to the tentative agenda circulated Jan 10.

DIGIT Act Reintroduced in Senate

The bipartisan congressional Internet of Things working group comprising Sens Deb Fischer (R-NE), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) has reintroduced the Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT)

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%.