Broadcast TV

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

A Tribune Media shareholder has filed a class-action lawsuit seeking to halt the company's sale to Sinclair Broadcast Group. The shareholder, Sean McEntire, is seeking class-action status in the lawsuit, filed in federal court in Chicago.

FCC Announces Tentative Agenda for August 2017 Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the August Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, August 3, 2017:

Entering the Construction Phase of the Post-Incentive Auction Transition

July 12 marks another milestone in the incentive auction transition – the deadline for TV stations that have been assigned a new channel to file for construction permits for their new facilities and to submit their estimated eligible costs for rel

FCC Increases Amount Of Required Video Described Programming On Top-Rated Broadcast and Nonbroadcast Networks

The Federal Communications Commission adopted new rules to ensure Americans who are blind or visually impaired have access to more video described programming.

Sinclair increases 'must-run' Boris Epshteyn segments

Even while under fire for requiring its outlets to run conservative content, Sinclair Broadcast Group is increasing the "must-run" segments across its affiliates featuring former Trump White House official Boris Epshteyn to nine times a week.

QVC to Merge With Home Shopping Network in $2.1 Billion Deal

John Malone is solidifying his hold on home-shopping channels — in his own particular way. His Liberty Interactive, which owns QVC, will combine with its longtime rival, the Home Shopping Network, in a $2.1 billion deal.

Boris Epshteyn, a former Trump surrogate, now defends him as a Sinclair TV pundit

TV station powerhouse Sinclair Broadcast Group raised a few eyebrows in April when it hired Boris Epshteyn as its chief political analyst.

FCC Will Help 'Phase Zero' LPTVs

The Federal Communications Commission will allow Low-power Televisions (LPTVs) and translators a way to stay on the air if T-Mobile asks them to exit their spectrum before the first special displacement window for seeking new channels opens, likel

Free Press: FCC's UHF Discount Decision Makes No Sense

Free Press and the other challengers to the Federal Communications Commission's decision to reinstate the UHF discount have told a federal court that it makes no sense for the FCC to reinstate a rule it concedes is obsolete "based on the mere poss

Court Asked to Stay FCC’s Ownership Action

Several advocacy groups have asked the United States Court of Appeals in Washington to stay the Federal Communications Commission’s April 20 decision to relax the national TV ownership cap by restoring the UHF discount in calculating station group