Broadcasting&Cable

FCC's Rosenworcel Could Still Get Confirmation Vote

There was some buzz late on Nov 29 that Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel of the Federal Communications Commission could get an 11th hour confirmation vote after all.

FCC Plans Dec. 5 Start for Forward Auction

The Federal Communications Commission says it expects to start stage three of the forward auction on Dec 5.

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