Local TV stations would be prohibited from teaming up to negotiate retransmission-consent agreements with pay-TV distributors, under a proposal FCC chairman Tom Wheeler announced Thursday.
Renata Hesse, a veteran antitrust attorney who has previously helped the government prosecute companies ranging from Microsoft to American Airlines, will lead a review of Comcast proposal to acquire Time Warner Cable, the Department of Justice said Thursday.
The FCC is proposing $1.9 million in fines against Viacom, NBCUniversal and ESPN for allegedly running commercials that used sounds similar to those used in its Emergency Alert System tones.
The National Cable & Telecommunications Association signed a contract extension with Michael Powell which will keep the former FCC chairman at the helm of the industry's top lobbying group through 2017, an NCTA spokesperson confirmed.
Comcast said it plans to release a progress report on March 4 for its Internet Essentials program, the $9.95 monthly Internet tier that it offers to low-income homes within its footprint.
As the industry weighs the impact of Comcast's merger agreement with Time Warner Cable, I thought it would be good to take a look at what happened to the TCI-Bell Atlantic deal that happened 33 years ago. Are there lessons from that failed merger that would be useful to consider when we gauge the prospects of the Comcast-TWC deal?
Tennis Channel lost its attempt to get a court order aimed at forcing Comcast to add the independent network to programming tiers in an additional 18 million homes, after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected its appeal of a ruling issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals last May.
Aereo's legal team saw its first significant setback late Wednesday, after a federal judge granted a request from 21 st Century Fox for an injunction that will halt Aereo's plans to expand to Denver and Salt Lake City.
A Google-Verizon marriage would be the largest corporate merger ever, dwarfing the $164 billion AOL-Time Warner merger in 2000. I have no idea if Google and Verizon are discussing a merger. But here are 10 points to consider, including reasons why the deal makes sense and signs that it could actually happen.
Two consumer groups lashed out at the proposed Comcast acquisition of Time Warner Cable, insisting that that deal would give Comcast too much market power and result in higher monthly bills for consumers.