TVNewsCheck

FCC Chairman Wheeler Proves To Be No Cable Shill

[Commentary] When Tom Wheeler took the reins at the Federal Communications Commission, the thought was that he would side with the cable operators he used to represent.

Next-Gen TV Tops New NAB Tech's Agenda

A Q&A with Sam Matheny, new executive vice president and chief technology officer of National Association of Broadcasters.

Rainbow PUSH Seeks Allbritton Sale Review

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition has asked the Federal Communications Commission to review its July decision approving Sinclair Broadcast Group's $985 million purchase of eight ABC affiliates in seven markets from Allbritton Communications.

NAB Challenges FCC'S Auction Order

The National Association of Broadcasters filed a petition for review with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit challenging certain elements of the Federal Communications Commission’s May 2014 broadcast spectrum i

Local Choice Sure Isn't the Logical Choice

[Commentary] The latest retransmission reform plan advocating an a la carte system of payment by cable subscribers for broadcast channels – Local Choice -- would harm broadcasters and I'm not sure it benefits anybody other than some small cable op

Stations Going Mobile For Election

Forget about the candidates -- the big winner on Election Night this November figures to be mobile media.

Local Choice Retrans: Look Before You Leap

[Commentary] Does the “Local Choice” retransmission reform proposed by Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-VA,) and ranking minority member Sen John Thune (R-SD) sound like a “win-win”? I’m not so sure.

Stations Ramping Up For Campaign Coverage

For a growing number of TV station newsrooms, election season will be more than election night with fancy voting graphics, talking heads and remotes from hotel ballrooms, say local TV news executives and observers.

Sens Rockefeller-Thune Would Overhaul Retransmission

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller and Ranking Member John Thune announced a proposal called "Local Choice" they want to attach to the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA) reauthorization bill.

Cultural Changes In Attitude Toward TV

A CBS survey of 700 people in the United States with Internet and television connections conducted in 2013 found that 28% said they're watching more television than they did the year before.