After the coffee. Before figuring out what shows to drop from my DVR.
The Skinny: Last season, I got hooked on
Daily Dose: The FCC is planning on removing its so-called UHF discount from its TV ownership rules. More on that below, but one of the big worries of the FCC action was that it could derail some potential deals. However, the FCC has proposed grandfathering deals already announced before the plans to relax the regulations.
A whole new U. The Federal Communications Commission is considering tweaking its TV ownership rules. At its monthly meeting Thursday, the FCC is expected to propose changing the value it puts on a UHF signal compared with a VHF signal when determining whether a broadcaster is in compliance with the TV ownership rules. I know what you're thinking. Does anyone even care about UHF versus VHF anymore? Probably not, but this is a big deal for the industry. If a UHF is given the same value as a VHF instead of the current 50% discount, a lot of broadcasters may have to put the brakes on gobbling up TV stations. Details from the Los Angeles Times and Bloomberg. Also, some good background on the issue in this recent story from TVNewsCheck.
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Because there just aren't enough NFL highlights out there. The National Football League has struck a deal with Twitter to offer game highlights on the social networking platform. The folks who have TV rights to the NFL can't do that. According to the Wall Street Journal, the pairing of Twitter and the NFL has already sold millions of dollars in advertising.
Cup runneth over. The exciting finish in the America's Cup race was a boost to
Inside the Los Angeles Times: Robert Lloyd on new sitcoms starring Michael J. Fox and Robin Williams.
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