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FCC Takes Aim at TV Joint Sales Deals

Does the Federal Communications Commission have it in for local broadcasters? Some insist that's the case. 

Bill Seeks to Grant FCC Authority to Stop Blackouts

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), ranking member of the House subcommittee on communications and technology, just made Wednesday's upcoming hearing interesting by publishing a discussion draft of a bill intended to eliminate TV blackouts caused by retransmission consent disputes.

Retrans Reform Advocates Pin Hopes On Satellite Bill

Retransmission reform advocates think they've got an opening to convince Congress it's time to change the law that leads to blackouts like the one between CBS and Time Warner Cable that left more than 3 million Time Warner Cable subscribers outside the CBS dome.

Public Interest Groups, Cable Companies Oppose Gannett-Belo Merger

Gannett's $2.2 billion deal to buy Belo to become a 43 TV station super group is opening up some old-media consolidation wounds in Washington.