Broadcasters are having a tough time in Washington.
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 largest pay TV providers.
Broadcasters are pushing back against the Federal Communications Commission’s ambitious 2014 timetable for holding a spectrum auction that will reshuffle the airwaves for TV stations and wireless providers. The plan is the centerpiece of the FCC’s goal to free up more spectrum to meet the exploding consumer demand for mobile services.
Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski called today's launch of the world's first incentive spectrum auctions a "big deal." But depending on TV broadcasters' participation, it could turn out to be "no deal."
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski’s speech before the National Association of Broadcasters in Las Vegas Monday didn’t go down easy with his audience. Adding insult to injury, he didn’t stick around for questions, either.
Gordon Smith, the former Senator from Oregon who took leadership of the National Association of Broadcasters more than two years ago, is putting the clout back in the broadcast lobby.
As they fight on Capitol Hill to keep the TV spectrum from getting yanked out from under them, broadcasters launched a coalition Tuesday to promote the new ways they are using their digital spectrum since making the transition to digital 28 months ago.