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Cable Companies Urge FCC to Toughen Retransmission Regulations

At the same time the Federal Communications Commission axes its syndicated exclusivity and network non-duplication rules, it also should bar broadcasters from inking other kinds of contracts that could prevent cable operators from importing distan

Aereo Ruling Opens Big Opportunity For TV

[Commentary] The way I see it, in closing the door on Aereo, the Supreme Court opened wide the door for the video distribution of broadcast signals by settling the question of whether online video distributors are cable systems.

FCC Releases Spectrum Repacking Scenarios

The Federal Communications Commission has released key technical data that the agency used to predict that TV stations may face little new interference after they are repacked into new channel assignments in the wake of the agency’s incentive auct

Fox Stations Beef Up Local News In 8

Fox Television Stations said that it will expand its local news offerings in eight markets: Los Angeles; Philadelphia; Washington; Minneapolis; Phoenix; Charlotte (NC); Memphis; and Austin, Texas.

FCC Gets Outside Help To Sell Auction

The Federal Communications Commission has hired an investment banking firm to help develop educational material to use to persuade broadcasters to participate in the agency’s incentive auction in 2015, clearing the way for the agency to beef up it

Encouraging Signs In The JSA-SSA Mess

[Commentary] One of the lessons that I have learned along the way is that you never really know what's going to happen when Congress or the Federal Communications Commission begins fiddling around with the laws and regulations that govern the TV b

NABOB On Nexstar-Marshall Deal: Yes, But

The National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters has asked the Federal Communications Commission to approve joint sales agreement waivers that would clear the way for Nexstar Broadcasting Group’s $58.5 million proposed sale of three Fox affili

Roku CEO On The State Of Internet Video, TV

A Q&A with Roku CEO Anthony Wood Hastings. If Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is the star of the Internet video-streaming phenomenon, then Roku CEO Anthony Wood is the best supporting actor.

Station Revenue Status: Spot OK, Retransmission Crucial

[Commentary] There is a new way of looking at spot that strips out the up-down effect of political advertising that makes broadcasting look to casual investors as volatile as a penny stock for a South American mining company.

The NAB Skewers FCC's Auction Rules

When the Federal Communications Commission adopted a rulemaking aimed at setting the rules for the incentive auction of TV spectrum and repacking of the TV band in May, the National Association of Broadcasters expressed deep concerns about it.