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GAO Says FCC Needs More Data Before Regulating Shared Service Agreements - Posted 2 days, 9 hours ago
The U.S. Government Accountability Office published a report saying the FCC doesn't have enough information to regulate shared service agreements. In its report, the GAO wrote, "FCC does not collect data and has not completed a review on the prevalence of agreements, how ... [TVSpy]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Zakaria Joins The Atlantic | The Hill Names Cusack Editor-in-Chief - Posted 2 days, 17 hours ago
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Zakaria Joins The Atlantic | The Hill Names Cusack Editor-in-Chief - Posted 2 days, 17 hours ago
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Morning Media Newsfeed: WaPo Reporter Detained in Iran | Bloomberg Hires Topolsky - Posted July 25, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: WaPo Reporter Detained in Iran | Bloomberg Hires Topolsky - Posted July 25, 2014
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The FCC Has More Than a Million Net Neutrality Comments to Read - Posted July 23, 2014
With the deadline to file comments passed, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) now has to begin the task of combing through ... [PRNewser]

Tech Companies Call for the FCC to Make and Enforce Rules for the Internet - Posted July 18, 2014
Ever since the FCC lost the case where it tried to defend its position on net neutrality, there has been a battle between tech giants, like Google and Netflix, and ISPs like Verizon and Comcast. This back and forth has led to the ... [SocialTimes.com]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Microsoft to Cut 18,000 Jobs | Aereo Faces Setback - Posted July 18, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Microsoft to Cut 18,000 Jobs | Aereo Faces Setback - Posted July 18, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Vargas Detained, Released | Abramson Books Two Interviews - Posted July 16, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Vargas Detained, Released | Abramson Books Two Interviews - Posted July 16, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: O'Donnell's Return Official | Emmy Noms Favor CNN, Social TV - Posted July 11, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: O'Donnell's Return Official | Emmy Noms Favor CNN, Social TV - Posted July 11, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Aereo Plans Survival | Dish Makes Anti-Merger Case to FCC - Posted July 10, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Aereo Plans Survival | Dish Makes Anti-Merger Case to FCC - Posted July 10, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Palin Eyes The View | Rolling Stone Appoints Publisher - Posted July 8, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Palin Eyes The View | Rolling Stone Appoints Publisher - Posted July 8, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Casey Kasem Dies at 82 | FCC to Investigate Netflix Dispute - Posted June 16, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Casey Kasem Dies at 82 | FCC to Investigate Netflix Dispute - Posted June 16, 2014
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Congress Looking at FCC Ownership Rules - Posted June 11, 2014
A subcommittee of the House of Representatives' Committee on Energy and Commerce meets today in a session called "Media Ownership in the 21st Century." On its website, the committee said it's meeting to "discuss the FCC's inaction on the statut... [TVSpy]

FCC Flooded With Comments After John Oliver Tackles Net Neutrality - Posted June 5, 2014
On Sunday night's episode of "Last Week Tonight," John Oliver gave an impassioned thirteen-minute speech about the FCC's controversial net neutrality proposal, which, in case you haven't been payin... [PRNewser]

Seize Your Moment, Trolls: It's Time to Pay Attention to Net Neutrality - Posted June 4, 2014
I would have bet that John Oliver could make net neutrality interesting (the bit with OITNB and the mob shakedown might be my favorite part), but I was surprised that his monologue resulted in a temporary breakdown of the comment system over at the FCC by the inter... [TVSpy]

Morning Media Newsfeed: BBC News to Cut 500 | Networks Book Clinton - Posted June 4, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: BBC News to Cut 500 | Networks Book Clinton - Posted June 4, 2014
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Sinclair Intends to Pull the Plug on Three ABC Affiliates As Part of Allbritton Deal - Posted May 29, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group has told the FCC it intends to surrender the licenses of the ABC affiliates in Charleston, SC, and Birmingham, AL, because of the FCC's recent restrictions on joint sales agreements. Sinclair intends to surrender the licenses of WCFT and ... [SocialTimes.com]

Sinclair Intends to Pull the Plug on Three ABC Affiliates As Part of Allbritton Deal - Posted May 29, 2014
Sinclair Broadcast Group has told the FCC it intends to surrender the licenses of the ABC affiliates in Charleston, SC, and Birmingham, AL, because of the FCC's recent restrictions on joint sales agreements. Sinclair intends to surrender the licenses of WCFT and ... [TVSpy]

Morning Media Newsfeed: WaPo Finds New HQ | Journo Killed in Ukraine | FCC Plan Advances - Posted May 27, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: WaPo Finds New HQ | Journo Killed in Ukraine | FCC Plan Advances - Posted May 27, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Walters Signs Off | Abramson/NYT Fight Unfolds | FCC Approves Proposal - Posted May 16, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Walters Signs Off | Abramson/NYT Fight Unfolds | FCC Approves Proposal - Posted May 16, 2014
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The FCC Moves Closer to Killing Net Neutrality, Sparks Uproar - Posted May 15, 2014
The FCC voted three-to-two to advance Tom Wheeler's net neutrality proposal, which would allow websites to pay ISPs for special access to consumers. Critics of the plan have warned that the move would stifle innovation and give an unfair advantage to bigger companies. Pretty much the entire tech industry ... [SocialTimes.com]

The FCC Moves Closer to Killing Net Neutrality, Sparks Uproar - Posted May 15, 2014
The FCC voted three-to-two to advance Tom Wheeler's net neutrality proposal, which would allow websites to pay ISPs for special access to consumers. Critics of the plan have warned that the move would stifle innovation and give an unfair advantage to bigger companies. Pretty much the entire tech industry ... [AllFacebook]

Is 'Common Carrier' the Answer to the Net Neutrality Question? - Posted May 14, 2014
In the battle for net neutrality and an open Internet, the FCC -- and its chairman Tom Wheeler -- have gotten a lot of flak. Minn. Sen. Al Franken sent letters to the FCC and has spoken openly about the importan... [AllFacebook]

Morning Media Newsfeed: ECJ Tackles Web Records | ABC Pitches Brands | FCC Faces Protests - Posted May 14, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: ECJ Tackles Web Records | ABC Pitches Brands | FCC Faces Protests - Posted May 14, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: AT&T Advances DirecTV Talks | AP Expands | BuzzFeed President Out - Posted May 13, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: AT&T Advances DirecTV Talks | AP Expands | BuzzFeed President Out - Posted May 13, 2014
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Facebook Among More Than 100 Internet Companies Urging FCC To Maintain Network Neutrality - Posted May 8, 2014
Facebook was among the more than 100 Internet companies that sent a letter to the ... [AllFacebook]

Tech Giants Protest FCC's Net Neutrality Rules Ahead of May 15 Vote - Posted May 8, 2014
More than 100 tech companies have written to the Federal Communications Commission in opposition to the agency's proposed net neutrality rules, which will be put forward at a meeting on May 15. The letter comes after several tech company leaders went to D.C. last week to plead their case. In January, a... [SocialTimes.com]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Oprah Eyes Clippers | Viacom to Buy Channel 5 | Time Warner Profits Soar - Posted May 1, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Oprah Eyes Clippers | Viacom to Buy Channel 5 | Time Warner Profits Soar - Posted May 1, 2014
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FCC Kills Net Neutrality With New Rules - Posted April 25, 2014
This week, The Wall Street Journal reported that regulators are proposing new rules on Internet traffic that would allow content companies to pay Internet service providers ... [SocialTimes.com]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Amazon, HBO Ink Deal | Net Neutrality on The Ropes | Mixed News for Gannett - Posted April 24, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Amazon, HBO Ink Deal | Net Neutrality on The Ropes | Mixed News for Gannett - Posted April 24, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: GMA Ups Spencer | Everest Special Nixed | Journalists Freed in Syria - Posted April 21, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: GMA Ups Spencer | Everest Special Nixed | Journalists Freed in Syria - Posted April 21, 2014
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Lawmakers Look for Ways to Let Viewers in Southwest Colorado Watch Colorado Stations - Posted April 17, 2014
Colorado Senator Mark Udall (D) and FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel met Wednesday in Durango, CO, to figure out how to let residents in the southwest part of the state watch Denver TV. ... [TVSpy]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Comcast, TWC Face Senate | Pauley to CBS | CNN's Digital Video Push - Posted April 10, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Comcast, TWC Face Senate | Pauley to CBS | CNN's Digital Video Push - Posted April 10, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: AJ Journos Denied Bail | CNN Hits Digital High | FCC Limits JSAs - Posted April 1, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: AJ Journos Denied Bail | CNN Hits Digital High | FCC Limits JSAs - Posted April 1, 2014
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FCC Commissioner Wants to Give Small Business a Break in Proposed SSA Ban - Posted March 19, 2014
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn said she wants to protect small businesses from the agency's attempt to ban station groups' use of shared services agreements. ... [TVSpy]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Disney Cuts 700 | FCC vs Shared Stations | Tribune Names CEO - Posted March 7, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Disney Cuts 700 | FCC vs Shared Stations | Tribune Names CEO - Posted March 7, 2014
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FCC Expected to Vote on Shared Service Agreement Ban - Posted March 6, 2014
Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheeler is expected to ask the FCC to vote on a ban of some shared-service agreements in the commissions next meeting. The proposal is also expected to ban local stations from teaming up in retransmission negotiations. ... [TVSpy]

Morning Media Newsfeed: Oscar Ratings Soar | Gould Leaves NBC News | WaPo Branches to NYC - Posted March 4, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Oscar Ratings Soar | Gould Leaves NBC News | WaPo Branches to NYC - Posted March 4, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Oscar Selfie Sets Record | Charter Eyes TWC Subs | FCC Dumps Media Study - Posted March 3, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: Oscar Selfie Sets Record | Charter Eyes TWC Subs | FCC Dumps Media Study - Posted March 3, 2014
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Two Los Angeles Stations Agree to Test Channel-Sharing - Posted January 28, 2014
Two Los Angeles broadcast stations will offer themselves up as subjects in an experiment to see if they can seamlessly share a broadcast channel in hopes of eventually freeing up spectrum for the wireless industry. The two stations, public broadcaster KLCS and Spanish language station... [SocialTimes.com]

Internet Freedom Day: A Reminder of the Importance of Freedom on the Internet - Posted January 21, 2014
As the internet continues to mature, more obstructions seem to crop up. Last week it was the FCC's defeat in court that threatens Net Neutrality -- the idea that all content on the internet is equa... [AllFacebook]

Internet Freedom Day: A Reminder of the Importance of Freedom on the Internet - Posted January 21, 2014
As the internet continues to mature, more obstructions seem to crop up. Last week it was the FCC's defeat in court that threatens Net Neutrality -- the idea that all content on the internet is equa... [SocialTimes.com]

US Appeals Court Rules Against FCC in Net Neutrality Case - Posted January 16, 2014
Net neutrality is a fairly simple concept: Everything online is free to access as fast as your connection and the servers can manage, without ISPs blocking access to any lawful site. A recent ruling by the D.C. Circuit US Court of Appeals in the case of Verizon vs the FCC could... [AllFacebook]

Delta Chooses to Ban In-Flight Voice Calls - Posted December 20, 2013
According to the latest press release from Delta, the airline company has decided to ban in-flight calls, citing negative consumer feedback and common sense. The news came after the FCC loosened restrictions and allowed passengers to make calls during flight. However, even the ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

GOP Lawmakers Call FCC Study Attempt to Make FCC 'News Police' - Posted December 11, 2013
An FCC study looking into how news stories are chosen and reported has caught the eye of Republican members of the Commerce Committee who fear it may be an attempt to revive the Fairness Doctrine. The 16 lawmakers told the commission in a letter that by looking into how how editorial... [TVSpy]

How an Internet 'Toll Road' Could Destroy Net Neutrality - Posted December 9, 2013
As services like Netflix account for more of our bandwidth usage online, the idea of a 'toll road' has begun to pop up. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler believes that it's up to the marketplace to decide these things, but in 2010 the FCC threw its weight behind behind a more open... [SocialTimes.com]

FCC Challenging Part of Sinclair's Allbritton Buy - Posted December 9, 2013
The FCC is telling Sinclair Broadcast Group that part of its $985 million purchase of Allbritton Communications will violate ownership rules. ... [TVSpy]

ACA Asks FCC to Change How it Grants Licenses, Supports SSA Study - Posted November 27, 2013
The American Cable Association is asking FCC chairman Tom Wheeler to change the way the FCC approves station licenses. In its letter, the ACA asked the FCC to review station deals in front of the entire commission or "en banc," when the deal involves a shared... [TVSpy]

Senator Asks FCC to Consider Effects of Service Agreements Before Approving Deals - Posted November 26, 2013
Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John D. Rockefeller IV has asked FCC chairman Tom Wheeler to delay ruling on upcoming station group mergers until the Government Accountability Office can complete its report on shared service agreements. The... [TVSpy]

What the 'Eff' is Wrong with Journalism? - Posted November 25, 2013
Thanks to notables like Gordon Ramsay, Jon Stewart and the occasional flub by Stephen A. Smith (when he isn't being a deleterious nitwit against the English vernacular), the ... [PRNewser]

TWC and American Cable Association Ask FCC to Stop Mission's Binghamton Station Buy - Posted November 22, 2013
Time Warner Cable and the American Cable Association are asking the FCC to deny Mission Broadcasting's purchase of two Stainless Broadcasting stations in the Binghamton, NY, market. In the petition, the two point out the deal, ... [TVSpy]

Media General Asks FCC to Take Sides in Retrans Negotiations with DISH Network - Posted November 15, 2013
The growing animosity between DISH Network and Media General is now being played out in front of the FCC after Media General filed its own complaint with the Commission saying DISH is abusing the process in its battle over retransmission fees. DISH Network ... [TVSpy]

FCC Fines Kentucky Station $39K for Using EAS Tone in Commercial - Posted November 6, 2013
The FCC is putting its foot down in response to what it says is an increase in the use of false emergency alert system tones used on air. Yesterday, the commission announced it took action against both Turner Broadcasting and Bowling Gree... [TVSpy]

FCC Gives Denali Media OK to Buy Alaska Stations Over Local Broadcasters Objections - Posted October 31, 2013
Denali Media has been given the go-ahead from the FCC to buy three Alaska TV stations despite opposition from four Alaskan station groups. ... [TVSpy]

FCC Set to Allow More Foreign Investment in Local TV - Posted October 25, 2013
In its November meeting, the FCC said it will consider opening up local radio and TV stations in the US to more foreign investment. Acting FCC chairwoman Mignon Clyburn said in a statement, "Today, I circula... [TVSpy]

FCC Proposes Change That May Affect Big Station Groups - Posted September 26, 2013
AdWeek reports the Federal Communications Commission has voted to start looking at changing the way it counts television stations against the total national ownership cap. Right now, a station's value is based ... [TVSpy]

FCC Stepping In to Resolve Time Warner/CBS Dispute - Posted August 28, 2013
Bloomberg is reporting the Federal Communications Commission has stepped in to resolve the long running dispute between Time Warner Cable and CBS. "The commission is engaged at the highest levels ... [TVSpy]

WTHR Wants to Boost Signal After Viewer Complaints - Posted August 26, 2013
WTHR has asked the FCC if it can boost the output of its transmitter after hearing complaints about its over the air signal. The Indianapolis Business Journal said... [TVSpy]

Station Groups Remind FCC to Keep Wireless Mic Channels After Spectrum Auction - Posted August 14, 2013
Expressing concern for what they see as "little or no apparent effort" to protect the current spectrum broadcasters use for wireless mic frequencies, several station groups including Nexstar, Sinclair and FOX Television Stations ... [TVSpy]

Digital advocacy expert Dan McSwain on the FCC becoming more 'consumer friendly' - Posted July 29, 2013
The FCC, the US Federal Communications Commission can often seem mysterious and complicated in a world of social entrepreneurship that doesn't ... [Lost Remote]

Two Groups Ask FCC to Deny Gannett's Purchase of Belo for Different Reasons - Posted July 25, 2013
On Wednesday, the American Cable Association, Time Warner Cable and DirecTV asked the FCC to block part ... [TVSpy]

Broadcast Networks May Use the FCC to Beat Aereo and Make Billions Doing It - Posted May 7, 2013
The FCC's upcoming incentive auctions may be the weapon broadcasters are looking for in their fight against Aereo, the upstart company using over-the-air signals to sell content to consumers on the cheap. One theory being floated says the threats by CBS and FOX to pull their networks off the air may not... [TVSpy]

FCC Won't Fine David Ortiz for Swearing During Rousing Speech at Red Sox Game - Posted April 22, 2013
If you, like us, were tuned in to Saturday's Red Sox game (yes, this PRNewser writer is from MA and is a Sox fan -- can't we still be friends, New Yorkers?), you likely saw the rousing speech that David Ortiz gave to a shaken but strengthened Boston crowd. Just one... [PRNewser]

Broadcasters Warned: New Movie Trailer Uses Actual EAS Alert Tones - Posted March 8, 2013
A trailer for the new movie "Olympus Has Fallen" is using short bursts of a real Emergency Alert System tones as part of its soundtrack. Radio magazine ... [TVSpy]

STUDY: Confusing Facebook Privacy Settings Lead To More Public Information - Posted March 6, 2013
Even though Facebook's privacy settings change often, ... [AllFacebook]

FCC: Proposal to End Virtual Duopolies 'Very Much on the Table' - Posted March 5, 2013
Despite indications the FCC has tabled a decision to end joint sales agreements until the commission could study the impact of the proposal on minority ownership, commissioner Ajit Pai recently ... [SocialTimes.com]

FCC: Proposal to End Virtual Duopolies 'Very Much on the Table' - Posted March 5, 2013
Despite indications the FCC has tabled a decision to end joint sales agreements until the commission could study the impact of the proposal on minority ownership, commissioner Ajit Pai recently ... [TVSpy]

The FCC Is Not Actually Building a Free Super Wi-fi Network - Posted February 8, 2013
The Washington Post published a confusing article on Monday vaguely suggesting that the FCC is seeking to provide free wi-fi service across th... [Inside Mobile Apps]

CBS Warns Grammy Performers: No Boobs, Butts or Crotches! - Posted February 7, 2013
To PR News's "7 Media Relations Tips for Joe Flacco" list we'd like to add: Don't drop the F-bomb on liv... [PRNewser]

CBS Warns Grammy Performers: No Boobs, Butts or Crotches! - Posted February 7, 2013
To PR News's "7 Media Relations Tips for Joe Flacco" list we'd like to add: Don't drop the F-bomb on liv... [AgencySpy]

FCC on Commercials: Keep CALM and Turn it Down - Posted December 13, 2012
We've all experienced the commercial or two that seem way louder than the show we're watching. Well today, the FCC, urged on by Congress, is ending the national pastime of riding the remote during commercial breaks when it ... [TVSpy]

FCC Study Shows Lack of Diversity in Station Ownership - Posted November 16, 2012
White males may be losing traction when it comes to politics, but not so when when it comes to owning TV stations. A recent Federal Communications Commission study shows that as of 2011, 69 perce... [TVSpy]

KEYT Wins Must-Carry Case Against Time Warner Cable - Posted September 27, 2012
Viewers in western Ventura County, just North of Los Angeles, will now be able to see their favorite ABC shows in HD thanks to KEYT's owners pressing Time Warner Cable to fully honor its must-carry agreement with the station. Time Warner had been broadcasting the Santa Barbara ABC... [TVSpy]

Stations to Run Graphic Anti-Abortion Campaign Ad - Posted September 26, 2012
A political ad some are calling offensive for its graphic visual images is putting local stations in Kentucky and Indiana in a delicate position. Andrew Beacham, who is running for the 2nd Congression... [TVSpy]

Best Part Of This Chairman's Twitter Chat Fail? He Was Tweeting From Twitter HQ - Posted September 13, 2012
It's bad enough when your Chairman bombs a very public PR event because you forgot to prep her on some key element, but it's even worse (we'd imagine) when your Chairman bombs because he doesn't know how to use a platform - and he's sitting in that pla... [AllTwitter]

FCC Takes Next Step In Spectrum Sell-Off - Posted September 7, 2012
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, according to GigaOM.com, is planning to circulate his ideas to the commission ... [TVSpy]

Investors Betting on Small Stations in Large Markets - Posted September 4, 2012
While some small TV stations in larger markets are struggling to make a buck off what they broadcast, recently investors have been snatching them up for how they broadcast. Investors are buying up small stations in anticipation of what the FCC is calling incentive auctions, where broadcasters auction off their airwaves in... [TVSpy]

Social Media Newsfeed: Tweets Before Death | Facebook Save | College Athletes - Posted August 22, 2012
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FCC: All Web TV Must Have Captions By The End Of September - Posted August 21, 2012
Deaf and hard of hearing viewers have been pushing for mandatory captions for web video for years now and, while we've seen steps in the direction of making online video more accessible, nothing has been p... [AllFacebook]

FCC: All Web TV Must Have Captions By The End Of September - Posted August 21, 2012
Deaf and hard of hearing viewers have been pushing for mandatory captions for web video for years now and, while we've seen steps in the direction of making online video more accessible, nothing has been p... [SocialTimes.com]

FCC Defends Controversial Honolulu Triopoly but Says It's 'Clearly at Odds' with Rules - Posted November 28, 2011
The FCC's Media Bureau defended the legality of a controversial shared services agreement involving three stations in Honolulu when it rejected a complaint last week from a local media watchdog group. ... [TVSpy]

First Nationwide EAS Test Scheduled for 2 p.m. Today - Posted November 9, 2011
At 2 p.m. EST today, a familiar sound will ring out from TVs across the country. For the first time ever, the Emergency Alert System will be tested nationwide on all radio and TV channels, including cable and satellite. The 30-second test will be executed by the FCC, in conjunction with... [TVSpy]

FCC: Next Generation 911 5-Point Plan to Deal With Text Messages & Photos - Posted August 10, 2011
There are situations in which people cannot make a voice call to 911 but might be able to send a text message. This was the case in 2007 during the campus shootings at Virginia Tech. Unfortunately, text messages sent to 911 are not processed. Only voice calls are. The Federal Communications... [SocialTimes.com]

Lots of News, Little Substance, FCC Says - Posted June 10, 2011
When it comes to news, consumers are being offered more choices than ever but little information on important events nearby, according to a new FCC report, "Information Needs of Communities." The report, whi... [PRNewser]

Nonprofit Orginzation Wants To End Sports Blackouts - Posted May 29, 2011
SportsFans.org, a nonprofit organization, is asking the Federal Communications Commission to put an end to sports blackouts. "Sports fans have become a political football in retransmission consent disputes," the filing s... [SportsNewser]

LIN Media Pulls 27 Stations from DISH - Posted March 7, 2011
At midnight on Friday, LIN Media pulled 27 of its stations off of DISH systems in 17 markets. The black-out came as LIN was unable to reach a new retrans agreement with DISH before the previous contract expired on the 4th. "We only want what is fair for our local stations," ... [TVSpy]

As Sinclair and Time Warner Cable Finalize New Deal, FCC Plans to Examine Retrans Rules - Posted January 18, 2011
Sinclair Broadcasting and Time Warner Cable reached a retrans deal on Saturday, narrowly avoiding a promised blackout. Sinclair said in a statement that the two companies have worked out the basics of a new deal and that their current agreement would remain in effect unti... [TVSpy]

Twitter Reacts to FCC Net Neutrality Bill - Posted December 22, 2010
The Twitter-verse is split over whether the new FCC Net Neutrality bill is helping create a more open internet or pave the way for government and corporate interference. Twitter users are in a prime position to comment on the recent FCC Net Neutrality bill, as Twitter relies on an... [AllTwitter]

Writers Guild of America East: Save the Internet - Posted December 6, 2010
The Writers Guild of America East launched Save the Internet, a multifaceted campaign in support of net neutrality. The Web site created by WGAE allows users to send emails to all members of the Fe... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

FCC Proposal Fights for Open Internet - Posted December 1, 2010
The Federal Communications Commission Chairman (and Obama's Harvard classmate) Julius Genachowski outlined in his speech this morning the proposal to stop Internet providers from favoring or discriminating against Internet traffic over their networks. If it works, the FCC won't allow, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Census Finds Gaps in Broadband Use - Posted November 10, 2010
Broadband adoption has jumped in recent years, with 63.5 percent of households reporting use in 2009, according to data released by the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration. The department's Census survey asked 54,000 households. Increasing broadband use is a priority for the FCC and programs are in place to encourage... [PRNewser]

Comcast, NBCU Tout News, Public Interest Commitments for Proposed Deal in FCC Meeting - Posted October 13, 2010
Comcast and NBC executives met with the FCC last week to tout the unified company's commitment to news and public interest programming once the acquisition of NBC Universal is completed, according to documents obtained by TVNewser. The participants in the meeting were Jordan Goldstein, senior director of reg... [TVNewser]

Diller Likes AOL While National Journal's Latest Hire Talks Decline, Plus Other News of the Day - Posted September 29, 2010
- Well the Wall Street Journal is sure enjoying a recent jump in its advertising revenue, and it wants to make it clear that the New York Times isn't matching it. According to a company memo ... [MediaJobsDaily]

On The Menu: Taking A Look Back At The Year In Media Jobs - Posted September 21, 2009
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On The Menu: Taking A Look Back At The Year In Media Jobs - Posted September 21, 2009
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LAT In 90 Seconds - Posted November 14, 2007
Regan-omics: Former publisher Judith Regan filed a $100-million defamation lawsuit against News Corp., saying she was told to lie to the feds to protect Rudy Giuliani's pr... [FishbowlLA]

LAT in 90 Seconds - Posted May 2, 2007
Showdown: Over Brad Pitt's The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. ... [FishbowlLA]

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