Broadcasting&Cable

Group of 76 Organizations Leads Parade for FCC Action

Looking to light a fire under the Federal Communications Commission, a group of 76 organizations have written FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and the other commissioners to urge them to take action on three items and issues currently before the commissio

UltraViolet Action Petitions NBC, MGM to Release Trump Tapes

UltraViolet Action, a women's advocacy organization fighting sexism, says it has collected over 115,000 signatures on its own petition demanding that MGM and NBC release tapes of the Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on reality show The

NAB Asks FCC To Act on Nexstar/Media General

The National Association of Broadcasters has joined with a number of diversity groups in asking the Federal Communications Commission not to wait until after the incentive auction is over, which is likely a couple months away at least and perhaps

FCC: EAS Test Will Help Refine Second-Language Alerts

When asked by reporters about reports from state Emergency Alert System (EAS) coordinators that some of the emergency alerts sent out during the recent national test of the EAS system did not go through in Spanish, Admiral David Simpson, chief of

Civil Rights Groups Seek Set-Top Sunshine

In a petition to the Federal Communications Commission, 19 civil rights groups including the NAACP, National Action Network, and the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC) have asked that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler lift the "sunshi

Sen Heller Seeks Privacy-Related Set-Top Vote Delay

Sen Dean Heller (R-NV) has called on Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler to delay his planned Sept 29 vote on proposed new set-top box rules.

FCC May Exit App Standards Oversight in Set-Top Proposal

Apparently, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler's apps-based set-top box/navigation device proposal is getting a major tweak to get programmers on board.

Senators Introduce Rural Broadband Bill

Sens Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) have introduced a bill to boost rural broadband in rural and tribal areas.

Next Presidential Debate Will Include Internet Input

The Open Debate Coalition said that ABC and CNN have agreed to consider the top questions submitted to its PresidentialOpenQuestions.com for the Oct 9 presidential town hall debate at Washington University in St.

Bridging the Digital (Veteran) Divide

Rep Jerry McNerney (D-CA) has introduced a bill to boost broadband access for veterans, saying they should not be left behind in the push for broadband adoption.