The month-long blackout of CBS O&Os from Time Warner Cable systems in key major markets has igniting a feverish round of lobbying in Washington, pitting cable and satellite operators who want to see…
For 32 days, more than 3 million Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks customers were collateral damage in the fight between TW Cable and CBS over fees and rights to programming. Now that the…
Does Uncle Sam need to step in to make sure consumers can watch the boob tube without interruption? American regulators should adopt rules forbidding TV blackouts, according to a cable lobbying group…
Musicians and broadcasters are poised to engage in a new round of a decades-long lobbying battle over whether artists should be paid when their songs are played on broadcast radio stations. On…
$2.6 billion in election TV ad spending spells stimulus for broadcasters.
The industry's D.C. battles used to be over who controls the airwaves. Now they're over who's hoarding them.
President Obama gave the FCC's National Broadband Plan a dose of official momentum Monday by setting an Oct. 1 deadline for federal agencies to identify any spectrum that may be available for…
This won't be your father's NAB. The show floor at the annual National Assn. of Broadcasters confab in Las Vegas (April 18-23) is sure to raise some eyebrows this year, with vidgame and content…
Once again the Federal Communications Commission is struggling with broadcasters over the industry's obligation to compensate the public for the billions of dollars' worth of airwaves it was given to…
FCC chairman Reed Hundt is meeting resistance from the major webs in his efforts to get them to complete a forced march to digital TV in the nation's top 10 markets.