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FCC Moves Ahead on Plans to Hold Wireless Spectrum Auction AT&T balks at reserving space for smaller carriers

Good news for consumers frustrated with dropped calls and slow downloads: The Federal Communications Commission is about to take a major step toward potentially freeing up more spectrum for wireless…

April 18, 2014, 1:24 PM EDT

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…

April 11, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

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…

March 31, 2014, 1:42 PM EDT

L.A. TV Stations Successfully Test Sharing One Channel Could help FCC spectrum auction

A pilot project in Los Angeles where two television stations successfully shared a single channel could go a long way to advancing the Federal Communications Commission's goal to coax more…

March 28, 2014, 11:13 AM EDT

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…

March 20, 2014, 8:52 PM EDT

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…

March 18, 2014, 1:27 PM EDT

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…

March 10, 2014, 4:27 PM EDT

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…

March 6, 2014, 3:20 PM EST

GOP Wants FCC Newsroom Study Gone for Good Rep. Walden to introduce legislation and hold hearing

Even though the Federal Communications Commission chairman said the agency would stay out of the newsroom in a proposed study of the media marketplace, GOP leaders want to make sure…

February 25, 2014, 12:59 PM EST

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler May Tighten Media Ownership Rules Expect strong opposition from TV broadcasters and newspapers

The FCC could be close to a long overdue review of media ownership rules come March, and there’s bad news for media owners: Early indications are that the new chairman…

February 24, 2014, 10:16 PM EST

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