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End Discriminatory Regulations Against Broadcast

[Commentary] The Federal Communications Commission's tentative $13.4 million fine against Sinclair for allegedly airing news programming that was paid for by a sponsor is just one more example of antiquated rules targeting broadcasting alone.

AT&T, Time Warner Herald ‘Golden Age’ of TV in Defense of Merger

AT&T and Time Warner said an explosion of online programming has spawned a “golden age for television—and for consumers,” in its first court filing countering government claims that their planned merger would stymie competition and hurt custom

Sinclair Also Targeting DOJ Ownership Cap

Even if the Federal Communications Commission relaxes its ownership rules, Sinclair and other broadcasters would still be blocked from owning two network affiliates in many cases by Justice Department antitrust regulators who have a cap of their o

Next-Gen TV Tops New NAB Tech's Agenda

A Q&A with Sam Matheny, new executive vice president and chief technology officer of National Association of Broadcasters.

Rainbow PUSH Seeks Allbritton Sale Review

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition has asked the Federal Communications Commission to review its July decision approving Sinclair Broadcast Group's $985 million purchase of eight ABC affiliates in seven markets from Allbritton Communications.

NAB Challenges FCC'S Auction Order

The National Association of Broadcasters filed a petition for review with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit challenging certain elements of the Federal Communications Commission’s May 2014 broadcast spectrum i

Local Choice Sure Isn't the Logical Choice

[Commentary] The latest retransmission reform plan advocating an a la carte system of payment by cable subscribers for broadcast channels – Local Choice -- would harm broadcasters and I'm not sure it benefits anybody other than some small cable op

Stations Going Mobile For Election

Forget about the candidates -- the big winner on Election Night this November figures to be mobile media.