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NAB to FCC: Cable, DBS Should Join Political File Party

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
United States
Recommendation:
2

The National Association of Broadcasters says it is fine with the Federal Communications Commission extending its online political file mandate to all video services, including cable and satellite and even broadcast radio, though there are some issues with the last that might require a phased-in approach.

FTC proposes to expand children's online privacy protection rule

Location:
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20580
United States
Recommendation:
3

Parents would have a new way of protecting their children's privacy when they are surfing the Internet under new rules proposed by the Federal Trade Commission.

FCC Move to Reduce Consolidation, Close Media Ownership Loopholes, Already Increasing Diverse Ownership

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
United States
Recommendation:
3

Gray Television announced that it had secured new, diverse owners for six television stations that it had acquired and previously operated under shared service agreements.

FCC Supports Fast Track for NAB Auction Challenge

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554
United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission said it supports the National Association of Broadcasters' request for expedited hearing of NAB's challenge to a portion of the incentive auction rules.

American Television Alliance: CBS Radio Rejects Local Choice Ad

Location:
St. Louis, MO
United States
Recommendation:
2

CBS radio stations KMOX in St. Louis, WCCO Minneapolis, KXNT Las Vegas, and KDKA Pittsburgh have rejected an ad from the American Television Alliance promoting a new "local choice" retransmission-remaking proposal that TV stations say threatens their business model and localism.

ESPN Pays Four Times the Going Rate to Air NFL Games

Location:
ESPN
935 Middle St
Bristol, CT 06010
United States
Recommendation:
2

According to published reports, ESPN pays roughly double what the three broadcast networks do for the rights to air National Football League games, $1.9 billion per year.

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