Topic: Gordon Smith

NAB's Gordon Smith Is Confident He Can Turn Things Around in Washington

Can broadcasting compete with the Internet?

Broadcasters are having a tough time in Washington. A number of efforts are aimed straight at the business from the FCC's recent decision to tighten ownership rules and claw bag…

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…

Broadcasters to FCC: What’s the Rush?

Auction should be done right, not right now

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…

FCC Spectrum Auctions: Big Deal Or No Deal?

Success hinges on undetermined broadcast participation

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…

FCC's Genachowski Gets Tough With Broadcasters

'He took out his sword and left'

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…

NAB's Smith Rejuvenates Broadcast Lobby

Urges industry to 'use all the tools'

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. In…

New Broadcast Coalition Promotes Digital TV

Group says spectrum auctions could jeopardize digital initiatives

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…

Air War

It’s TV vs. phones in Washington’s explosive broadband battle

It’s a battle that has it all: power, money, entrenched interests, and a fair share of snark. It’s the spectrum war, where two of the major sets of players in…