Broadcasting&Cable

Bipartisan Online Speech Bill, the Consumer Review Fairness Act, Passes

The Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan bill hailed as striking a blow for online free speech.The Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 (HR 5111) now heads to President Barack Obama's desk.

FCC's Latest TV Reverse Auction Ending Dec 1

The Federal Communications Commission signaled that, barring the unforeseen, stage three of the reverse portion of the broadcast incentive auction will close Dec 1.

FCC Transition Team's Mark Jamison: Do We Need an FCC?

In staffing his Federal Communications Commission transition team, President-elect Donald Trump has tapped a pair of American Enterprise Institute (AEI) veterans and free market de-regulators in Jeffrey Eisenach and Mark Jamison.

FCC Press Secretary Kim Hart Exiting

Kim Hart, press secretary to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, is exiting to join a new unnamed and unlaunched media venture from Politico cofounders Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen and Roy Schwartz.

President-elect Trump Wants 'Equal Time' For SNL Mockery

President-elect Donald Trump still doesn't like being lampooned by Saturday Night Live, even suggesting he should get "equal time" although he is no longer a candidate and would not qualify for it.

Hold on Commissioner Rosenworcel Nomination Lifted

Sens Ed Markey (D-MA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) have lifted their holds on the re-nomination of Democratic commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to a second term on the Federal Communications Commission.

House Passes Potential FCC Regulation-Blocking Bill

A recently passed House bill would make it easy for Congress to invalidate any last-minute regulations from an agency like the Federal Communications Commission or Federal Trade Commission with a single vote.

Committee to Protect Journalists Seeks Meeting with VP-Elect Pence

Having already branded President-elect Donald Trump a threat to press freedom and journalist safety, the Committee to Protect Journalists has asked for a meeting with Vice President-elect Mike Pence to talk about the Administration's commitment to

FCC Denies Broadcaster Complaint Against DirecTV Distributor

The Federal Communications Commission has rejected a pair of broadcasters' complaints against a company delivering TV stations to college students but says it could refocus their complaint at DirecTV if they still have a bone to pick.

FCC's Wheeler: No Decision on Departure Date

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler says he has not decided his departure date.