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Media Broadcasting

  • WASHINGTON, April 25- FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said on Tuesday the top U.S. telecommunications regulator would launch a "comprehensive review" of media regulations and overhaul rules that restrict consolidation among media companies, potentially opening the door to a wave of deals among broadcasters and newspapers. In 2016, the FCC under Democratic President...

  • WASHINGTON, April 25- FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said on Tuesday the top U.S. telecommunications regulator would launch a "comprehensive review" of media regulations and overhaul rules that restrict consolidation among media companies, potentially opening the door to a wave of deals among broadcasters and newspapers. In 2016, the FCC under Democratic President...

  • At a speech to broadcasters in Las Vegas, the FCC chief said the commission will vote on May 18 to start the review. The National Association of Broadcasters has asked the FCC to reconsider the decision, saying "broadcasters must be permitted to achieve economies of scale and scope. In 2016, the FCC under Democratic President Barack Obama voted to retain nearly...

  • At a speech to broadcasters in Las Vegas, the FCC chief said the commission will vote May 18 to start the review. In 2016, the FCC under President Barack Obama voted to retain nearly all rules limiting cross-ownership of newspapers, radio and TV stations in the same market. Struggling newspaper companies had pushed for the FCC to relax the restrictions.

  • Tribune did not discuss any tie up, but said in a statement the FCC decision "will serve the important interest of localism by enabling broadcasters to better serve their communities." FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said he plans to take a new look at the current overall limit on companies owning stations serving no more than 39 percent of U.S. television households.

  • FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said he plans to take a new look at the current overall limit on companies owning stations serving no more than 39 percent of U.S. television households. But last year, the FCC under Democratic President Barack Obama said those rules were outdated after the 2009 conversion to digital broadcasting, which eliminated the differences in...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 on Thursday to reverse a 2016 decision that limits the number of television stations some broadcasters can buy. The decision could lead to a possible acquisition by Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc of Tribune Media Co, some Democrats in Congress said. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said he plans to...

  • A bright spot amid steady results was Sky's announcement of a $250 million tie-up with U.S. cable network HBO to produce content until 2020.

  • But last year, the FCC under Democratic President Barack Obama said those rules were outdated after the 2009 conversion to digital broadcasting- which eliminated the differences in station signal strength- and revoked them in September. Federal law limits companies to owning stations serving no more than 39 percent of U.S. television households; there is a...

  • The FCC under President Barack Obama said those rules were outdated after the 2009 conversion to digital broadcasting and revoked them in September. Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc in September challenged the FCC rule. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement the FCC was likely to lose the legal challenge before the U.S. Court of Appeals.

  • NEW YORK, March 14- For a complete history of broadcasting, you do not need to go through archives or visit a museum. Just have a chat with Larry King. Q: Growing up in Brooklyn, who were your biggest influences?

  • NEW YORK, March 14- For a complete history of broadcasting, you do not need to go through archives or visit a museum. Just have a chat with Larry King. Q: Growing up in Brooklyn, who were your biggest influences?

  • Noah Oppenheim will become the new president of NBC News.

    NBC News will announce a significant reorganization of its leadership ranks, along with a major investment in a European TV network, NYT reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Friday that bidding in the wireless spectrum auction has ended at $19.6 billion, significantly less than many analysts had initially forecast. The FCC said last year that 62 bidders made upfront payments to take part, including AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc, Dish Network Corp, T-Mobile...

  • *TF1 selling stake in Groupe AB to Mediawan. PARIS, Jan 30- Mediawan, a media acquisition vehicle founded by well-known personalities including telecoms billionaire Xavier Niel and Lazard banker Matthieu Pigasse, is in talks to buy Groupe AB to expand in the television sector. The company was set up by Pierre-Antoine Capton, founder of French media producer 3 e...

  • Jan 9- The Golden Globes were a strong night for "La La Land" and FX's " Atlanta," but first-time host Jimmy Fallon's performance at the movie and TV awards show received mixed reviews. Sunday's broadcast of the 74th Golden Globe Awards by Comcast Corp's NBC is on track to top last year's audience, following two years of declines, according to preliminary figures...

  • Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House

    The new policy would result in members of Congress being fined up to $2,500, reports NBC News.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Dec 14- South African Communications Minister Faith Muthambi denied on Wednesday that she had tried to get the SABC to suppress news of protests and discontent, when she testified to a parliamentary inquiry into a string of scandals at the public broadcaster. The probe, led by a cross-party panel of MPs, is the latest example of allies of President...

  • President-elect Donald Trump blasts the Wall Street Journal's editorial board for criticizing his import tax plan.

  • CNN trying to lure Megyn Kelly

    The cable news network wants to steal the anchor away from Fox News.