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Is Tim Howard the Perfect Brand Partner? World Cup phenom already has deals with Nike, McDonald's—more on the way?

Following his gutsy performance for Team USA in the FIFA World Cup, goalkeeper Tim Howard is preparing for a big score. The 35-year-old American, who also plays for Everton in England,…

July 14, 2014, 6:31 AM EDT

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…

March 19, 2014, 1:57 PM EDT

You Won't Believe How Big TV Still Is Staggering viewership numbers and dominant revenue figures

As the upfronts approach and the NewFronts try again to imitate them, expect to hear a lot about the twilight of traditional television with the rise of digital video. But…

March 2, 2014, 10:41 PM EST

Broadcasters Howl Over Proposed Changes to Carriage Rules Add-ons could kick them off basic cable tier

Broadcasters are girding for a knock-down drag-out fight over a parade of horribles that might be added to the reauthorization of a little-known cable law commonly known as "Stela." The…

February 28, 2014, 4:37 PM EST

Bank Ad Goes for Broke With Slew of Wonderfully Random Pop-Culture References How much did this cost?

Holy licensing fees, bank man. This new spot for National Australia Bank features an entertainingly bizarre array of pop-culture references, from Jaws and Gremlins to Scooby-Doo and OK Go. It's all…

October 21, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT

It's Alive: Frankenstorm Hits New York DirecTV launches info channel, Aereo shills, and Alec Baldwin walks his dog

Let it never be said that New Yorkers are slow to capitalize on acts of God. Gotham's media community was in overdrive on Monday, likely from their houses, apartments or maybe…

October 29, 2012, 4:04 PM EDT

New Bill Aims to Close Crunch in Spectrum Auction Bill would require FCC to bundle federal and TV spectrum

It's finally beginning to sink in in Washington that the pending auction of spectrum voluntarily relinquished by TV broadcasters may hardly make a dent in the looming shortage of wireless…

April 26, 2012, 11:53 AM EDT

Retrans Rumble: Broadcasters Slam Time Warner Cable NAB takes TWC to task for retrans position

By all measures, Time Warner Cable had a terrific quarter and that was just the opening the National Association of Broadcasters needed to come out swinging against the cable operator…

January 27, 2012, 12:30 PM EST

Will Supreme Court Take Up Media Ownership Rules? Media companies petition court to hear case

For decades, broadcast and newspaper companies have been in and out of court trying to convince a series of judges that the Federal Communications Commission's media ownership rules are hopelessly…

December 6, 2011, 1:11 PM EST

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…

November 1, 2011, 4:40 PM EDT