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Topic: joint sales agreements

Broadcasters Sue FCC Amid New Scrutiny of Shared Services Deals

Policy change called 'arbitrary and capricious'

Net neutrality isn't the only problem Tom Wheeler has: the Federal Communications Commission chairman also faces a new lawsuit from broadcasters. As threatened earlier this month, the National Association of Broadcasters…

Dems and GOP Reach Compromise on Reauthorization of Satellite Bill

House commerce expected to approve on Thursday

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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