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.

FCC Can't Say if TV Content Ratings Are Accurate

The Federal Communications Commission completed a three-month, Congressionally-mandated report by the FCC's Media Bureau looking into the television content rating system.

FCC Annouces Tentative Agenda for June 2019 Open Meeting

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the items below are tentatively on the agenda for the June Open Commission Meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 6, 2019:

Remarks of FCC General Counsel Thomas Johnson at the Media Institute

My topic for this afternoon: How difficult it is for regulators to predict how technology will develop and transform markets, and why that difficulty demands humility from our regulators.

Why your cable company might be happy to see you stop subscribing to its TV service: Data Caps.

If your cable operator invites you to dump its TV service and switch to online streaming, its internet rates may hide a surprise that will be painful to you and profitable to your internet provider.

Sinclair to Acquire Sports Networks From Disney

Expect to hear official announcement on May 3 of Sinclair Broadcast Group's deal to acquire 21 regional sports networks from Walt Disney for $10 billion. The price tag for the regional sports networks is less than some industry observers initially

NATOA to FCC (and NCTA): Text Notifications Don't Cut it

Local franchising officials don't want the Federal Communications Commission to cut cable operators some new tech slack when it comes to how they send mandatory notifications to customers about service and rate changes.

After 40 Years, C-Span’s Founder Signs Off

Brian Lamb, the man who put Congress on live television, reflects on the results and explains why the Supreme Court ought to be next.

If we want to be modern, working on a machine-readable format for the public file should come next

We have more work do if want to truly modernize the public file system that is the subject of our decision April 12. These filings include things like station authorizations, contour maps, ownership reports, equal employment opportunity filings, r

FCC Eliminates Channel Lineup Requirements Applicable to Cable Operators

The Federal Communications Commission eliminated two rules pertaining to cable operators’ channel lineups.

Cable access channels jeopardized by FCC

In an innocuous-sounding "rule change" to the Communications Act of 1984, the Federal Communications Commission would allow cable providers to deduct "in-kind" services from a local franchise fee to municipalities required by the Act, specifically