Media Ownership

Who owns, controls, or influences media outlets.

Remarks by Joan Marsh at the MMTC 15th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference

Location:
AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States

We live in an age of innovation and disruption, of opportunity and cost, of benefit and risk. As communications technologies continue to evolve, I believe digital equity is within reach, but to achieve it we must continue to bridge gaps – in both access and understanding – and to work together for the communities we all serve.

The Sinclair Revolution Will Be Televised. It’ll Just Have Low Production Values

Location:
Sinclair Broadcast Group, 10706 Beaver Dam Road, Hunt Valley, MD, 21030, United States

In the menagerie of television talking heads who have come to prominence advocating for Donald Trump, Boris Epshteyn is hardly the most memorable. Yet he’s perhaps the best surrogate to study if you want to understand where the Trump/TV industrial complex goes next.

Lessons Learned From Roger Ailes One Year After His Fox Firing

Location:
FOX News Channel, 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 10036, United States

On the anniversary of the ouster of the most influential man in conservative politics, who died in May, a legacy is revealed in Trump's anti-media venom, Rupert Murdoch's unrest and a vision that has jumped cable news to become the dominant historical current. It was Roger Ailes' tacit support of Trump that, in part, made his removal from Fox all the more urgent for the Murdochs.

Investors put a low valuation on the pipes that connect us to the internet

Investors do not put high values on the infrastructure over which all the data travels.

Univision Draws Interest From Potential Bidders Amid IPO Delays

Location:
Univision Communications, 605 Third Avenue, New York, NY, 10158, United States

Apparently, Univision Communications, the owner of the dominant Spanish-language broadcaster in the US, has been fielding interest from potential bidders after the media company’s initial public offering was delayed.

Why Is Murdoch-Owned Media Attacking President Trump Now?

Location:
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20500, United States

The relationship between President Donald Trump and the 21st Century Fox executive chairman Rupert Murdoch has alternated between tumultuous and friendly over the last few decades. But three unflattering stories that appeared in Murdoch-owned papers during the course of a week have raised new questions about whether the media mogul is distancing himself from an increasingly unpopular political figure — and why.

Net neutrality is dying with a whimper

Location:
USA, United States

Prior to the July 12 protest, news outlets were warning their readers to “prepare to be assaulted” by the extent of the protest, after major players like Google, Facebook, Netflix, and Amazon announced their participation in the Day of Action. But as many of those same news outlets have since pointed out, the aforementioned major players barely did anything to promote the protest where it counted: on their most visible and highly trafficked homepages and within their mobile apps.

Silicon Valley mostly quiet in internet surveillance debate in Congress

Location:
Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, CA, United States

Apparently, Facebook, Alphabet's Google, Apple, and other major technology firms are largely absent from a debate over the renewal of a broad US internet surveillance law, weakening prospects for privacy reforms that would further protect customer data.

Has President Trump Turned CNN Into a House of Existential Dread?

Location:
CNN, 1 CNN Center, Atlanta, GA, 30303, United States

After relentless attacks from President Donald Trump and his allies, a series of journalistic problems, and in the shadow of a possible merger, the network’s CEO, Jeff Zucker, is feeling the heat.

Google's confidentiality rules discourage whistleblowers, US labor official warns

Location:
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW Frances Perkins Building, WA, 20210, United States

The US Department of Labor has raised concerns that Google’s strict confidentiality agreements have discouraged employees from speaking to the government about discrimination as part of a high-profile wage inequality investigation.

Fox Paid Sexual Harassment Claim Against Top Murdoch Deputy David Hill

Location:
21st Century Fox, 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY, 10036, United States

Apparently, 21st Century Fox paid off a woman who accused former top executive David Hill of sexual misconduct while he ran Fox Sports.

Don’t be fooled: Sinclair is trying to bring the Fox News model to your local news station

Location:
Sinclair Broadcast Group, 10706 Beaver Dam Road, Hunt Valley, MD, 21030, United States

According to Sinclair Broadcasting Group, it's doing a service to its viewers by requiring the many local TV news stations it owns to air unabashedly pro-Trump propaganda on a regular basis.

Comcast accuses net neutrality advocates of not “living in the real world”

Location:
Comcast, 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102-2148, United States

Comcast claimed that "the threat of Title II regulation" started harming broadband network investment in 2011—years before the US government decided to apply Title II regulations to broadband. Moreover, Comcast said that net neutrality proponents who claim that investment wasn't hurt by the Title II rules "aren't living in the real world."

Comcast’s Cohen: Broadband capex has declined by $3.6B under Title II

Location:
Comcast, 1500 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102-2148, United States

Capital expenditures by US internet service providers have declined by $3.6 billion since the Federal Communications Commission adopted its Title II regime for internet regulation in 2015, Comcast regulatory chief David L. Cohen said.

T-Mobile: Verizon, AT&T networks 'have caved' due to unlimited plans

Location:
T-Mobile, 12920 SE 38th St, Bellevue, WA, 98006, United States

T-Mobile said a new report from Ookla indicates its LTE network continues to provide the fastest average download speeds among major US wireless carriers. And the carrier ...

AT&T, Comcast and others sketch their support for lenient — or voluntary — net neutrality rules

Location:
USA, United States

The Trump administration’s attempt to scrap and replace network neutrality rules could open the door for internet providers like AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon to charge some companies for faster delivery of their web content or services. It’s not their stated goal, but these so-called online “fast lanes” can’t be completely outlawed under the more lenient approaches to net neutrality advocated by broadband providers at the Federal Communications Commission.

'Chicago Sun-Times' Sold For $1

Location:
Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL, United States

Coy, cagy media folks often resort to vagueness when they don’t want to talk about money, e.g., “six figures,” “seven figures” and so on. However, the system breaks down with deals for distressed media properties, as “one figure” doesn’t really leave much room for the imagination. Still, that is the price range for the recent sale of Chicago Sun-Times by publisher Wrapports, LLC. It was acquired by an investment group led by Chicago alderman Edwin Eisendrath for the grand sum of $1.

The effects of M&As within the mobile ecosystem on the rival's shareholder value: The case of Google and Apple

Location:
Google, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA, 94043, United States

As a result of the speed of information and communications technology convergence, the concept of the business ecosystem has been adopted for understanding the business value ...

Sinclair executive defends company from 'biased' media in internal memo

Location:
Sinclair Broadcast Group, 10706 Beaver Dam Road, Hunt Valley, MD, 21030, United States

An executive at local broadcast TV giant Sinclair defended the company and lashed out against what he called "biased" news organizations that have "an agenda to destroy our reputation" in an internal memo.

Broadband companies make closing arguments against net neutrality

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

As the period for filing public comments on the Federal Communications Commission's plans to roll back network neutrality regulations comes to a close, telecommunications companies are submitting their final arguments.

Why it took more than a week to resolve the Verizon data leak

Location:
Verizon Communications, 140 West St, New York, NY, 10007, United States

A communication breakdown and a vacationing employee were the reasons it took more than a week to close a leak that contained data belonging to 6 million Verizon customers, according to Chris Vickery, the cybersecurity researcher who discovered the breach.

Don't pin your hopes on Facebook, Google, and other massive tech companies to keep the internet a level playing field — here’s why

Location:
USA, United States

There are differences between what tech giants (Google, Facebook, Amazon, Netflix) of the internet and their smaller counterparts are saying.

Smaller Manufacturers Take Aim at Title II

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

A group of small and mid-sized manufacturers of broadband network products has told the Federal Communications Commission to roll back Title II, just one in a wave of comments coming in to the FCC by July 17, the deadline for initial comments in FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's net neutrality proposal.

Sinclair taking perilous political path with Boris Epshteyn

Location:
USA, United States

I ended last week’s column on the hope that Baltimore-based Sinclair would use its clout as the nation’s largest station group to do better journalism, not yield to the temptation of becoming more partisan on behalf of President Donald Trump. On July 10, Sinclair confirmed to Politico that it was adding air time for Boris Epshteyn, the former Trump campaign adviser on messaging and White House aide who now serves as the company’s chief political analyst.

To battle hackers, IBM wants to encrypt the world

Location:
IBM, 1 New Orchard Road, Armonk, NY, 10504-1722, United States

IBM said that it has achieved a breakthrough in security technology that will allow every business, from banks to retailers to travel-booking companies, to encrypt their customer data on a massive scale — turning most, if not all, of their digital information into gibberish that is illegible to thieves with its new mainframe.

FCC Announces Preliminary Reimbursable Cost Estimate for the Post-Auction Broadcast Transition

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

This week, TV stations and multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) eligible for reimbursement of costs associated with new channel assignments resulting from the incentive auction submitted their initial cost estimates.

Shareholder files lawsuit to block Tribune Media's sale to Sinclair

Location:
Chicago, IL, United States

A Tribune Media shareholder has filed a class-action lawsuit seeking to halt the company's sale to Sinclair Broadcast Group.

AT&T CEO to Separate Telecom, Media Businesses After Time Warner Merger

Location:
AT&T, 208 South Akard St, Dallas, TX, 75202, United States

AT&T plans to separate its telecom operations from its media assets after clinching a takeover of Time Warner, putting veteran AT&T executive John Stankey in charge of the Time Warner business

Groups to DOJ: AT&T-Time Warner Deal Appears to Need Blocking

Location:
Department of Justice, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20530-0001, United States

More than a dozen media consolidation critics—including Common Cause, Consumers Union and the Writers Guild of America West—told Attorney General Jeff Sessions that from all appearances the proposed AT&T-Time Warner merger cannot be saved by "conditions and piecemeal divestitures" and should be blocked.

Chicago Sun-Times acquired by union-linked group

Location:
Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL, United States

Edwin Eisendrath, a former Chicago alderman, is leading an investment group buying the Chicago Sun-Times.

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