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  • Pay-TV firms cheer FCC's proposed rule changes; broadcasters balk

    Pay-TV firms cheer FCC's proposed rule changes; broadcasters balk
    Pay-TV distributors and public interest groups cheered news that the Federal Communications Commission is considering new regulations for local television stations. Specifically, the FCC is expected to vote on March 31 to prohibit separately owned...
  • Jim Berk invests a lifetime of success into Participant Media

     Jim Berk invests a lifetime of success into Participant Media
    At just 21, a kid from the San Fernando Valley named Jim Berk began work as a music teacher at Carson High School. Within a couple of years, the teacher, not much older than some of his students, had turned a woebegone marching band into one of the best...
  • FCC to consider tougher rules for local TV stations

    FCC to consider tougher rules for local TV stations
    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission is set to consider tougher rules for local TV stations that would prohibit some of their joint negotiations with cable companies and limit deals between broadcasters to jointly sell advertising and share...
  • Sean Combs eyes Fuse. TV Academy plans makeover.

    Sean Combs eyes Fuse. TV Academy plans makeover.
    After the coffee. Before creating my own entertainment festival. The Skinny: Nothing against "True Detective," but you know what I like about "The Walking Dead"? I like that I am not required to read 10,000-word essays about each episode or search for...
  • '300' sequel will rise to top. FCC to get tough on broadcasters.

    '300' sequel will rise to top. FCC to get tough on broadcasters.
    After the coffee. Before confessing that I invented Bitcoin. The Skinny: My Sunday TV viewing is going to get more complicated. I'm already juggling "The Walking Dead," "Girls," "True Detective" and "The Good Wife." Now ABC is adding "Resurrection" to...
  • FCC moves to expand ability to send texts to 911 in emergencies

    FCC moves to expand ability to send texts to 911 in emergencies
    WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators moved Thursday to expand the ability of people to send texts to 911 in emergencies, and are working on rules that would require wireless carriers to enable such messages by the end of the year. The Federal Communications...
  • Two Los Angeles TV stations to test sharing spectrum

    Two Los Angeles TV stations to test sharing spectrum
    This story has been corrected. See below for details. Two Los Angeles television stations want to test whether it is indeed better to share. Non-commercial KLCS-TV and commercial station KJLA-TV have asked the Federal Communications Commission for...
  • U.S. regulators plan car-to-car communications to prevent accidents

    U.S. regulators plan car-to-car communications to prevent accidents
    The Department of Transportation will push the development of a short-range radio system aimed at stopping crashes by allowing cars to exchange basic facts about speed and direction to other vehicles as fast at 10 times a second. Called vehicle-to-...
  • New bid by FCC to craft rules for Internet

    New bid by FCC to craft rules for Internet
    WASHINGTON — Beaten back twice by the courts, the nation's top communications regulator will make a last-ditch attempt to craft rules aimed at ensuring the Internet remains open and free of interference from a rapidly consolidating broadband...
  • Comcast strikes deal to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion

    Comcast strikes deal to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion
    Comcast Corp. has reached an agreement to buy Time Warner Cable in a deal valued at $45.2 billion, according to people familiar with the negotiations. The proposed blockbuster combination is expected to be announced Thursday and would create a video and...
  • FCC cancels newsroom study after backlash from lawmakers

    FCC cancels newsroom study after backlash from lawmakers
    The Federal Communications Commission has pulled the plug on a study that sought information on the how local radio and television stations cover news. The Critical Information Needs study was to be conducted every three years for Congress. It was aimed...