Broadcasters blamed the Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday for the slow rollout of digital television, which they say has been hampered by the agency's failure to write tougher regulatory…
Helen Thomas, who had the front-row seat at White House press conferences for nearly 40 years, is hanging up her daily presidential notebook now that her long-struggling employer UPI has been sold to…
The CBS/Viacom merger shook up the board of the powerful National Assn. of Broadcasters on Monday when longtime Eye rep Martin Franks gave up his seat to Viacom's top D.C. lobbyist Carol Melton.
The Walt Disney Co. urged the FCC Thursday to place "meaningful and enforceable" conditions on the AOL/Time Warner merger, but stopped short of asking the agency to block it.
Within five years, it's going to be much more dangerous for companies like Time Warner to risk their customers' goodwill. That's because competition will soon be so intense that subscribers will be…
In the wake of last week's struggle between Disney and Time Warner, "a specter of distrust" hangs over the cable industry, FCC chairman Bill Kennard warned Tuesday.
The battle between Disney and Time Warner continued to reverberate Wednesday in Washington, where the FCC ruled that the cabler had violated agency rules by cutting off ABC signals to 3.5 million…
Two prominent senators introduced a bill Tuesday that would ban "video games, video programs, movies and music" (but not television) unless the industries agreed to implement a one-size-fits-all…
In less than two days, Time Warner caused itself more harm on Capitol Hill than any of its opponents inflicted during months of lobbying.
Time Warner's decision Monday to cut off ABC signals for 3.5 million subscribers in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and other cities during the critical sweeps period sent Walt Disney Co. lawyers…
Chinese authorities scored their nation's biggest-ever haul -- 200,000 total -- of pirated DVDs and CDs during a raid in Guangzhou province. The raid took place as Congress battles over China's…