John Eggerton

NAB Seeks Expedited Hearing of Auction Challenge

The National Association of Broadcasters wants the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit to put the pedal to the metal when it comes to setting a briefing and oral argument schedule for its challenge to the Federal Communications Commission's inc

Entravision: Comcast/TWC Threatens Latino Programmers

Spanish-language programmer Entravision says the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger will harm the Latino community and competing Latino-market program providers, and says the Federal Communications Commission should make Comcast divest its Spanish l

ACA: Comcast/TWC Poses Horizontal, Vertical Harms

The Comcast/TWC deal poses vertical harms, horizontal harms, and spot cable ad market harms that need more than arbitration to remedy.

Sinclair Seeks Retransmission Conditions on Comcast/TWC

Sinclair Broadcasting has told the Federal Communications Commission it must either put conditions on the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger -- including retransmission conditions --deregulate broadcasters, or deny the deal.

Senate Commerce Committee GOP Posts Video Promoting 'Local Choice'

The Senate Commerce Committee Republicans tweeted a link from a video promoting/explaining the Local Choice proposal of Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D- WV) and ranking member Sen John Thune (R- SD).

Viamedia to FCC: Protect Spot Cable Market

Cable ad outsourcer Viamedia says the merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable would give the combined company too much control over the spot cable marketplace, and wants the Federal Communications Commission to impose conditions to make sure that

CFA to FCC: Block That Deal

The Consumer Federation of America, a strong critic of the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger, made it official, filing a petition to block the merger.

New York PSC Has Concentration Concerns with Comcast/TWC

The New York State Public Service Commission says it is "currently" not taking a position on whether the Federal Communications Commission should approve or block the Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger, but has a number of "potential concerns," incl

AT&T, DirecTV: FCC Should Not Extend Comment Deadline

Some critics of the proposed AT&T-DirecTV merger have asked the Federal Communications Commission for more time to comment on -- or attempt to block -- the deal, but the companies say no way because the FCC has an obligation to review the deal

CEA: Discouraged at Broadcaster Auction Suit

The Consumer Electronics Association is none too pleased with the National Association of Broadcasters' decision to sue the Federal Communications Commission over how the commission proposes to measure interference and station coverage areas for t