Broadcasting&Cable

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.

FCC Moves January Meeting From Jan 26 to Jan 31

The Federal Communications Commission has moved the January meeting from Jan 26 to Jan 31. In either event, it will come after FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has left the building and the new Trump Administration has taken over.

MPAA Congratulates Trump US Trade Representative Pick

Motion Picture Association of America chairman Chris Dodd congratulated US Trade Representative (USTR) nominee Robert Lighthizer on his appointment and called for working together to protect intellectual property and expand markets.

FCC Allows Univision to Boost Foreign Ownership

The Federal Communications Commission is allowing foreign investors to own up to a 49% equity stake in TV and radio station owner Univision, including up to a 40% stake by Mexico's Televisa.

Four New Members Join Senate Commerce Committee

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) has announced the Republican membership of the committee in the 115th Congress.

Sens McCaskill, Portman Press Cable on Fees, Promotions

Veteran cable critics Sens Rob Portman (R-OH) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) have started out the new Congress by pressing Charter and Comcast on fees and promotions.

Telecom ISPs Ask FCC to Reverse Broadband Privacy Rules

USTelecom has petitioned the Federal Communications Commission to reconsider its broadband privacy framework order.

Comcast Acquires Watchwith

In a move that tacks on technologies that will drive deeper search and discovery capabilities into its X1 platform, Comcast has acquired Watchwith, a company that has built a video metadata platform that can decipher what’s happening inside a movi

Targeted Media Boosts Share of Political Pie

It was a record year for political ad spending, according to ad trackers at Borrell Associates, up 4.6% from the 2012 presidential election to $9.8 billion, but money is shifting toward more targeted ads, with cable in on the new bounty.