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Sens Introducing E-Labeling Bill

Sens Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and Deb Fischer (R-NE) are introducing a bill, the E-Label Act--that would give equipment manufacturers the option of delivering Federal Communications Commission labeling information electronically -- on screen -- on d

Comcast, TiVo Complete VOD Connection

Comcast confirmed that the company has completed the integration of its Xfinity On Demand service with certain retail-bought TiVo DVRs in all Comcast markets.

NAB, NCTA Pitch FCC On Online Clip Captioning Flexibility

Broadcasters and cable operators are on the same page when it comes to providing captions for online video clips: Online clips should not be held to the same quality standard as full-length captions on TV programming, and the clip requirement for

LTE, Are You Always This Loud? Love, Wi-Fi

[Commentary] About 200 Megahertz of spectrum exists for Wi-Fi transmissions, including the extra 100 MHz in the 5-Gigahertz band granted by the Federal Communications Commission in March.

Facebook To Acquire LiveRail

Facebook has just bought video ad tech startup LiveRail, which connects marketers to publishers on web and mobile to target 7 billion video ads to visitors per month.

DirecTV Was In Talks With Competitor Prior to AT&T Deal

Less than a week before it announced its $67 billion merger with AT&T, DirecTV continued to hold talks with an undisclosed competitor, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

President Obama’s Surveillance Report Gets Bipartisan Pushback

Sens Al Franken (D-MN) and Dean Heller (R-NV) are not satisfied with a new report from the Obama Administration on government surveillance programs, and say their Surveillance Transparency Act is still needed.

Groups Target Hill Votes On NSA Bills

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, Sunlight Foundation, and Greenpeace have teamed on a new online scorecard to grade members of Congress on their votes on communications privacy legislation the groups are monitoring.

White, Stephenson Pitch Merger To FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel

AT&T Chairman Randall Stephenson and DirecTV Chairman Michael White stopped by the Federal Communications Commission on June 25 to pitch the merger of the two companies.

AT&T Open To RFD If DirecTV Deal Okayed

AT&T signaled RFD-TV could get U-Verse carriage if its proposed combination with satellite operator DirecTV deal is approved by regulators.