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Katy Bachman

Broadcast Group Pursues New Front in War With Pay TV

Group hopes to divert attention from retransmission consent reform

TVFreedom, a broadcast front group formed in response to the American Television Alliance, a cable and satellite front group, is leveraging consumer hatred of rising cable bills in a bid…

FCC's Wheeler Will Try Once Again to Calm Net Neutrality Firestorm

Uses Cable Show as forum

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is trying his best to do damage control over the poor reception his proposed net neutrality rules have gotten. It's so bad that on Wednesday at…

Ad Industry Will Soon Unveil a Do Not Track Browser Solution

Consumers will be able to opt out of data collection

After dissing the likes of Microsoft and Mozilla for their default Do Not Track browsers and after walking out of the World Wide Web Consortium's tracking protection working group, the…

Univision CEO Says Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal Is Bad for Hispanics

Urges regulators to impose tough restrictions

Put Univision in the "no" column on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. During the Spanish-language media giant's first quarter earnings call, CEO Randy Falco told investors that the merger would hurt…

White House Worried About Use of Big Data to Discriminate

Report on privacy due out this week

The White House report on big data and privacy, due out this week, will call out the potential use of big data as a way to discriminate or take advantage…

Charter Poised to Become Second Largest Cable Company

Comcast to divest 3.9 million subs in series of deals

If Comcast wins regulatory approval to buy Time Warner Cable, Charter Communications is poised to become the second largest cable operator, thanks to a complicated series of deals announced Monday…

FCC Will Vote on Setting Aside Spectrum for Smaller Carriers in Auction

Plan limits how much AT&T and Verizon can bid on

One thing you can say about FCC chairman Tom Wheeler: He's not afraid of controversy. After causing an uproar with his net neutrality proposal earlier this week, he is now…

Direct Marketing Association Names New Leadership

Duo will run organization at the center of big data debate

The Direct Marketing Association, one of the advertising and marketing industry groups at the center of the debate over big data, privacy, and the policies and regulations that should be…

FCC Net Neutrality Proposal Still Fuzzy

New rules hinge on how commission defines 'commercially reasonable' deals

The Federal Communications Commission did damage control today to try to convince critics that the chairman's net neutrality proposal would not create a "payola Internet,” would not end the Internet…

FDA Moves to Regulate E-Cigarettes

No sales to minors, health warnings, no free samples

E-cigarettes are about to become a regulated product. The Food and Drug Administration is set to propose a regulatory plan Thursday that will also put some restrictions on the sale…

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