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Topic: Federal Communications Commission

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…

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

Commissioner O'Rielly says new rule is not in the public interest

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. With Commissioner…

FCC Takes Aim at TV Joint Sales Deals

Agency will also initiate review of media ownership rules

Does the Federal Communications Commission have it in for local broadcasters? Some insist that's the case.  As expected, the FCC will vote on new rules next month that will make it…

Comcast Extends Low-Cost Internet Program Indefinitely

Looking to expand it to Time Warner Cable footprint

Few companies can compare with Comcast when it comes to greasing the wheels of Washington to get a deal cleared. Less than a month after it announced a $45 billion…

FCC Cracks Down on Misuse of Emergency Alert Signal in Ads

Slaps Viacom, ESPN and NBCU with largest aggregate penalty

When will advertisers learn not to use the broadcast emergency alert signal in an ad? And when will networks realize the Federal Communications Commission is dead serious about the integrity…

Finally! FCC Kills Newsroom Study

Critics claimed it violated press freedom

The Federal Communications Commission finally killed the study that caused an uproar because it called for researchers to query the stations it licenses and newspapers about how they make editorial…

GOP Wants FCC Newsroom Study Gone for Good

Rep. Walden to introduce legislation and hold hearing

Even though the Federal Communications Commission chairman said the agency would stay out of the newsroom in a proposed study of the media marketplace, GOP leaders want to make sure…

Organizations Accuse NFL of Coercing Stations to Buy Up Tickets to Avoid Blackout

Comments to FCC on eliminating sports blackout rule due today

Did the National Football League strongarm broadcast networks and affiliates to purchase blocks of game tickets in order to avoid local blackouts during the 2013 season and to curry political…

Netflix Pays to Bust Up Comcast Traffic Jam

Deal gives streaming service direct access to cable giant’s network

In a move that seems certain to have a profound impact on how Netflix negotiates with other broadband providers going forward, the streaming video service on Sunday announced it has…

FCC Suspends Controversial Newsroom Study

Action follows charges that it violated freedom of the press

The Federal Communications Commission said Friday it has pulled the plug on its controversial study that proposed sending researchers into the stations it licenses to inquire about the editorial process. "In…

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