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Topic: Federal Communications Commission

Comcast Makes Its Public Interest Case to Washington

Filing concentrates on broadband where critics most likely to focus

Those print and TV ads Comcast has been running in the Washington media promoting the benefits of its $45 billion purchase of Time Warner Cable? That was just a warm-up…

FCC Votes Along Party Lines to Limit TV Joint Sales Deals

Media ownership rules drag on

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…

Comcast's Cohen Defends Time Warner Cable Deal

Calls Netflix blog post 'hogwash'

David Cohen, Comcast's evp and unofficial top lobbyist, is ready to take on any objection to the company's proposed eye-popping $45 billion bid to buy Time Warner Cable. In an interview…

L.A. TV Stations Successfully Test Sharing One Channel

Could help FCC spectrum auction

A pilot project in Los Angeles where two television stations successfully shared a single channel could go a long way to advancing the Federal Communications Commission's goal to coax more…

House Subcommittee Sends Reauthorization of Satellite Bill to Full Committee

GOP and Dems worked out differences except on joint sales agreements

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…

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

TV group was worried that FCC would hold up deal review

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…

Netflix's Hastings Slams Comcast in Blog Calling for Stronger Net Neutrality

Calls out cable giant just 1 month after agreeing to pay for access

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings took to his company's blog Thursday to call for Washington and the Federal Communications Commission to pass stronger net neutrality rules so that Netflix doesn't have…

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

Broadcasters call interconnect advertising activities 'collusive'

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…

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

Wheeler may need to soften proposal

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…

Dems Find Fault With Draft to Reauthorize Satellite Bill

Politics could derail proposal

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…

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