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NAB's Gordon Smith Is Confident He Can Turn Things Around in Washington Can broadcasting compete with the Internet?

Broadcasters are having a tough time in Washington. A number of efforts are aimed straight at the business from the FCC's recent decision to tighten ownership rules and claw bag…

April 11, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

Supreme Court Strikes Down Individual Campaign Contribution Limits Decision likely to unleash more political ad dollars in midterm election

In a move that is sure to increase spending in the upcoming midterm election, the Supreme Court Wednesday struck down campaign contribution limits that capped individual contributions at $123,000. The court…

April 2, 2014, 1:44 PM EDT

FCC Votes Along Party Lines to Limit TV Joint Sales Deals Media ownership rules drag on

It’s a good thing the FCC started out with three items that all five commissioners could agree upon because that was the end of the harmony at Monday’s meeting. Over…

March 31, 2014, 1:42 PM EDT

L.A. TV Stations Successfully Test Sharing One Channel Could help FCC spectrum auction

A pilot project in Los Angeles where two television stations successfully shared a single channel could go a long way to advancing the Federal Communications Commission's goal to coax more…

March 28, 2014, 11:13 AM EDT

Aereo Says It's a Technological Step Not a Rube Goldberg Device Streaming service files 100-page brief with the U.S. Supreme Court

In a legal brief, Aereo has asked the Supreme Court to reject broadcasters' arguments that its antenna-based Internet streaming service is "a sort of Rube Goldberg device" and just "a…

March 27, 2014, 9:24 AM EDT

House Subcommittee Sends Reauthorization of Satellite Bill to Full Committee GOP and Dems worked out differences except on joint sales agreements

With a few tweaks, the House communications and technology subcommittee advanced a bill that reauthorizes the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act for five years. The bill now goes to…

March 25, 2014, 12:27 PM EDT

Media General to Buy LIN Media for $1.6 Billion Deal creates the second-largest pure-play TV group

Consolidation in the TV business continues unabated, as Media General on Friday announced it has agreed to acquire LIN Media for $1.6 billion. Pending regulatory approval, the combined group will include…

March 21, 2014, 9:35 AM EDT

Sinclair Restructures Allbritton Deal in Wake of FCC Crackdown on Sidecar Deals TV group was worried that FCC would hold up deal review

Seeing the writing on the wall at the Federal Communications Commission, Sinclair Broadcast Group said late Thursday it would restructure its deal to buy Allbritton's TV group. As part of…

March 20, 2014, 8:52 PM EDT

Broadcasters Try to Drag NCC Media Into FCC Fight Over Joint Sales Deals Broadcasters call interconnect advertising activities 'collusive'

Broadcasters have launched a counterstrike against the Federal Communications Commission's proposal to restrict TV joint sales agreements by asking the agency to look into similar sales arrangements used by the…

March 19, 2014, 1:57 PM EDT

FCC's Clyburn Holds Swing Vote on Limiting TV Joint Sales Deals Wheeler may need to soften proposal

The ultimate fate of the Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to close the ownership loophole on TV stations joint sales agreements may lie with fellow Democratic commissioner Mignon…

March 18, 2014, 1:27 PM EDT

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