joint sales agreements

Broadcasters Sue FCC Amid New Scrutiny of Shared Services Deals

Net neutrality isn't the only problem Tom Wheeler has: the Federal Communications Commission chairman also faces a new lawsuit from broadcasters.

Dems and GOP Reach Compromise on Reauthorization of Satellite Bill

A bill to reauthorize the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act, which ensures that 1.5 million rural cable subscribers will be able to receive programming from all the TV networks, has a good chance of getting voted favorably out of the House commerce committee on Thursday.

FCC Votes Along Party Lines to Limit TV Joint Sales Deals

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 strong objections from both Republican commissioners, the FCC voted 3-2 to make it harder for a TV station to sell advertising time for another in the same market.

House Subcommittee Sends Reauthorization of Satellite Bill to Full Committee

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 the full House commerce committee.

Sinclair Restructures Allbritton Deal in Wake of FCC Crackdown on Sidecar Deals

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 the restructuring, Sinclair will no longer propose to enter into shared service and joint sales agreements in three markets where it is adding ABC affiliates from Allbritton.

Broadcasters Try to Drag NCC Media Into FCC Fight Over Joint Sales Deals

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.

FCC’s Clyburn Holds Swing Vote on Limiting TV Joint Sales Deals

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 Clyburn.

Dems Find Fault With Draft to Reauthorize Satellite Bill

A proposed bill to reauthorize the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act, or Stela for short, may please broadcasters, cable and satellite companies, but politics on the communications and technology subcommittee could derail the current draft.

FCC Chairman’s Proposal to Prohibit Joint Sales Deals Strikes Partisan Nerve

Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to inhibit joint sales agreements between TV stations is already shaping up to be a fight that will split along party lines.

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.