Broadcasting&Cable

Court Decision Raises Edge Provider Regulation Issues

A new federal court ruling leaves some doubt as to who can enforce consumer protections on search engines and other edge providers and perhaps other parts of the economy as well.

Nielsen Universe Rises To 118.4 Million Households

Nielsen’s estimate of the number of TV homes in the US for the 2016-17 is 118.4 million. That figure is up 1.7% from 116.4 million home estimated before the 2015-16 season, which was little changed from the prior year.

AT&T Outlines Its Keys to Regional Spectrum Repack

AT&T has weighed in with the Federal Communications Commission with some details on its proposal for a regional approach to the post-spectrum auction repack of TV stations into smaller spectrum quarters to make way for winning bidders in the f

Wireless Groups Seek Spectrum Auction Carve-outs

The forward portion of the Federal Communications Commission's broadcast incentive auction did not even start until Aug. 16, but smaller wireless companies have already asked the FCC to suspend the bidding for six days in September.

FilmOn X, Broadcasters Square Off in Ninth Circuit

TV networks took aim at FilmOn X Aug 4 in oral argument before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, with much of the argument focused on whether the Internet is a communications channel under Congress' definition of a cable system eligible for a co

Public Knowledge to FCC: Anonymized Data Still Needs Regulating

Public Knowledge says that just because a broadband customer's information is anonymized does not mean those customers should not have to give permission for it to be shared with third parties.

Democratic Senators Have Business Data Service Reform Issues

A group of Democratic Sens are urging the Federal Communications Commission to factor in more recent cable business data service (BDS) information into their calculation for revamping its rules on business broadband service.That came in a letter t

Mike Pence Signals Journalist Ban Could Loosen

Vice presidential candidate Gov Mike Pence (R-IN) has signaled that the campaign may lighten up on its policy of excluding some news outlets from events due to their past coverage.

National Association of Broadcasters: FCC Maintaining Crossownership Ban Is Inexplicable

The National Association of Broadcasters says it has filled the Federal Communications Commission's quadrennial media ownership review docket with numerous examples of the "challenges" faced by newspapers, including declining ad revenues and even

Commissioner Pai: FCC Should Not Have Dunned AT&T

Commissioner Ajit Pai of the Federal Communications Commission says the FCC should not have issued a notice of apparent liability and proposed fine against AT&T because it waited too long to take that enforcement action.