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Topic: National Association of Broadcasters

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…

Lawmakers Ponder Disparity in Internet Radio Fairness Act

Music performance rates a pandora's box

A bill to lower music performance royalties for Internet radio is probably dead on arrival in Congress unless traditional broadcasters that have never paid a penny to musicians are asked…

Former TV Exec Forms Coalition for TV Spectrum Auction

But who is selling remains a mystery

Preston Padden, a former Fox, ABC and Disney exec, formed a coalition to represent TV broadcasters that will, if the price is right, relinquish their spectrum to the Federal Communications…

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…

Broadcasters Lose Attempt to Stay Political File Disclosure Rules

TV station political ad rates must go online beginning Aug. 2

Broadcasters are running out of options in their attempts to stop the Federal Communications Commission from implementing the rule requiring TV stations to put their political files online. On Friday,…

The Politics of Retrans

Why the fight between cable and TV stations is aimed at Congress

Make no mistake. The debate in Washington over the cause and remedy for the blackouts of TV stations on cable or satellite is more political posturing than anything else.  The fact…

Broadcasters File With Court to Halt Online Political File Rule

Motion filed 22 days before new reg goes into effect

In a last ditch effort to stop the Federal Communications Commission from implementing the rule requiring TV stations to move their political files, the National Association of Broadcasters today filed…

TV Station Political Ad Files To Go Online Aug. 2

Ad rates available in top 50 markets

The Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday that the new rule requiring TV stations to put their political ad disclosure files online would take effect Aug. 2. The rule, passed by the…

Supreme Court Won't Examine Media Ownership Rules

Rules have been tied up in lower courts for decades

Media companies, in general, want to be able to own lots of other media companies, regardless of whether these companies compete in the same market. But broadcasters and newspaper companies…

Groups Urge Court: Don't Cave In on Political Disclosure Online

Free Press and five others advocated for new FCC rule

A half-dozen public interest groups that advocated for the Federal Communications Commission's new rule to move TV station political files online, petitioned the court to defend the regulation in the…

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