Cable

Pay-TV services delivered by companies like Comcast and Time Warner. "Must-carry" refers to requirments that cable operators provide the signals of local TV broadcasters over their systems.

A Time to Give Thanks

Rounding out our December meeting will be two matters that were previewed yesterday.

Proposed FCC rule could be a hard hit to public access stations like Vermont's GNAT

Public access stations such as Vermont's Greater Northshire Access Television (GNAT-TV) are facing an uncertain future following a proposal by the Federal Communications Commission that would change the way subscriber fees are collected to fund pr

Chairman Pai's response regarding franchise fee cap on PEG funding

On Nov 27, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai's responded to various Democratic Sens regarding the impact of statutory cap franchise fees on funding for Public, Educational or Government (PEG) channels.

FCC Releases Draft Appendices to Communications Marketplace Report

The Federal Communications Commission released a draft of the appendices to the Communications Marketplace Report.

FCC proposal threatens Arlington (MA) community TV

The Federal Communications Commission is moving toward adopting a new rule that community television groups say would gut funding for public, educational and governmental channels.

Court Clears Way for Byron Allen Bias Suit Against Charter

A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a California District Court ruling that Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios Networks (ESN) was not barred from suing Charter over its allegation the cable operator's decis

FCC is at it again: Proposed changes to benefit big cable, harm local access channels

If new rules are adopted by the Federal Communications Commission, local public-access cable stations such as CTSB (a station in MA) could go out of business, leaving local residents without options for keeping a close eye on their town government

FCC Modernizes Delivery of Cable Notices

The Federal Communications Commission will allow cable operators to deliver notices to their customers via email.

ACA: DOJ Needs to Keep Leash on Comcast/NBCU

The American Cable Association called on the Justice Department to open an antitrust investigation into Comcast-NBCUniversal.

How the 'propaganda feedback loop' of right-wing media keeps more than a quarter of Americans siloed

Why is there so often no overlap, no resemblance whatsoever between the news events reported in mainstream print and broadcast coverage, and even on liberal outlets like MSNBC, and the topics that get broadcast as news on the Fox network and its f