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  • '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 proposes tougher rules on joint ad sales at local TV stations

    FCC proposes tougher rules on joint ad sales at local TV stations
    WASHINGTON — Local television stations would face tougher rules prohibiting them from joining together to sell advertising and to negotiate with cable companies under a plan by the nation's top communications regulator. The proposals on joint...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Obama announces software gifts at White House student film festival

    Obama announces software gifts at White House student film festival
    WASHINGTON -- Surrounded by budding filmmakers, President Obama on Friday announced $400 million in donations from two software companies as part of his effort to upgrade technology in schools. Adobe, maker of video-editing and other digital-imaging...
  • Rep. Walden wants FCC's Critical Needs study killed

    Rep. Walden wants FCC's Critical Needs study killed
    Although the Federal Communications Commission has already indicated it is reworking a survey that was criticized both inside and outside the regulatory agency because it sought information about news operations of radio and TV broadcasters, a prominent...
  • U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Tennis Channel-Comcast case

    U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Tennis Channel-Comcast case
    A ruling by the chair umpire stands. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the Tennis Channel's petition to overturn an appeals court ruling that Comcast Corp. had operated within its rights when it placed Tennis Channel in a sports...
  • Why does Netflix deny it's buying preferential treatment?

    Why does Netflix deny it's buying preferential treatment?
    Netflix is paying cable giant Comcast a pile of cash for what the companies say will be "no preferential network treatment." Sure, because corporations routinely give money to one another just for the fun of it. The reality is that Netflix is...