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Topic: FCC

FCC Complaints Never Fail to Disappoint The weirdest, wackiest viewer beefs about 2 Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men

CBS may clean up with its prime-time comedies, but if the volume of complaints received by the Federal Communications Commission is any indication, many Americans would like to wash the…

January 1, 2014, 8:31 AM EST

Will Regulators Put the Kibosh on Cable Consolidation? Charter and Comcast may compete to buy Time Warner Cable

Comcast is looking seriously at acquiring Time Warner Cable, multiple reports said earlier today, prompting rapid fluctuations in TWC's stock price, which spiked 9 percent to $132.16 a share this…

November 22, 2013, 3:52 PM EST

Senators Introduce Bill to Curb Sports Blackouts FANS Act would rewrite 50-year-old local broadcast rules

Never underestimate a lawmaker’s desire to make sure football games get aired in his market. Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), two lawmakers who have been outspoken on sports…

November 12, 2013, 4:36 PM EST

Hulu Off the Market, Will Get $750 Million Cash Infusion Worried brands can breathe a sigh of relief

Brands and agencies fearful that Hulu might be mismanaged by a new owner can breathe easier, as the video site is no longer for sale. Joint owners 21st Century Fox, NBCUniversal…

July 12, 2013, 2:28 PM EDT

The Big Items on the FCC’s To-Do List Much work to be done

Did anyone really think that Julius Genachowski wouldn’t leave the media ownership rules for the next guy? Or the always-in-court, nearly impossible to legally defend broadcast indecency rules? Even with…

May 26, 2013, 10:57 PM EDT

Comcast Begins Encrypting Basic Cable Passive theft just got a lot harder

Comcast has decided to start encrypting its basic cable signal. If you have a cable box, this will mean absolutely nothing to you, but if you run the coaxial cable…

April 15, 2013, 3:50 PM EDT

Genachowski Hits the Pause Button Effort to loosen media ownership rules on hold

More than two months after Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski circulated an order proposing to lift the ban on owning a newspaper and radio station in a market, the…

February 5, 2013, 6:00 AM EST

Eight Digital Trends to Watch in 2013 Look for Amazon to pounce, two-screen viewing to take hold and Pinterest to be bought

Making predictions in digital media can be a dangerous game. Conjecture such as "2006 is going to be the year of mobile" come to mind. How many of us this…

December 31, 2012, 12:05 AM EST

First Mover: Robert McDowell The FCC commissioner is pro free-market media in public but a totalitarian at home

Specs Age 49 Who FCC commissioner; post-election, back in minority as Republican member FCC stuff can be pretty geeky. You’ve quoted everything from Shakespeare to Star Trek. What we do touches the daily lives…

November 25, 2012, 11:59 PM EST

Did Verizon Wireless Silence Competitor With Spectrum Deal? T-Mobile swap could pave way for regulatory approval of cable deals

Verizon Wireless gave regulators something else to consider as they review the company's controversial $3.6 billion deals to acquire wireless spectrum and carve out marketing deals with the nation's largest…

June 25, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

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