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Senators Introduce Bill to Curb Sports Blackouts FANS Act would rewrite 50-year-old local broadcast rules

Never underestimate a lawmaker’s desire to make sure football games get aired in his market. Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), two lawmakers who have been outspoken on sports…

November 12, 2013, 4:36 PM EST

Clyburn's Last Acts as FCC Chair Include Proposal to Eliminate Sports Blackout Rule She made the most of her time in charge

No one can ever say that acting Federal Communications Commission chairwoman Mignon Clyburn was a benchwarmer during the six months she served as acting chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission.…

November 4, 2013, 11:31 AM EST

Senators Press FCC to Move On Sports Blackout Issue Petition to change decades-old rule was filed 18 months ago

Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said Wednesday it's time for the Federal Communications Commission to take action on an 18-month-old petition to lift the sports blackout rule. For…

June 19, 2013, 5:03 PM EDT

Cable à la Carte Makes a Comeback in Congress Sen. McCain may introduce bill this week

À la carte is about to make a congressional comeback. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is working on a bill that would require cable and satellite companies to offer customers the…

May 8, 2013, 11:49 AM EDT

Let It Bleed: UFC Is Big Business for Fox Network sells out sixth MMA card, doubles up on clients

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has gone mainstream, and the proof is in the ad inventory. On the eve of Fox’s sixth live UFC showcase, the network is completely sold out for…

January 25, 2013, 2:37 PM EST

Cybersecurity Bills Line Up in Congress New GOP bill encourages public-private approach

Cyber security to guard against threats from terrorists is getting a lot of attention from Congress these days, overtaking privacy on the legislative front. A group of eight GOP Senators…

March 1, 2012, 3:50 PM EST

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