Tied to the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act (JCPA)'s reintroduction in Congress was a Friday House Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law hearing titled "Reviving Competition, Part 2: Saving the Free and Diverse Press." On behalf of the NAB, which supports the JCPA, Graham Media Group head Emily Barr testified.
A bill to repeal outdated regulations of the 1992 Cable Act has been reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by two influential leaders in a bipartisan move that could potentially erase current retransmission consent legislation. The bill would also rewrite the rules on the compulsory copyright license.
The L.A. office of Davis Wright Tremaine has a new of counsel in its entertainment practice. It's someone with extensive in-house experience at NBC Entertainment, where she was most recently VP of Legal Affairs.
She's widely known as a Partner with Wiley Rein LLP's Washington, D.C. office, where she serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Telecom, Media & Technology group. Now, this legal eagle is tacking on the title of Secretary and General Counsel of the Broadcasters Foundation of America.
The FCC has been active in sending out of late Notices of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture with respect to the untimely filing of a license renewal application. The latest licensee to get a proposed fine? It is the owner of a Class A noncomm in Iowa used by a station housed at Maharishi International University.
The FCC has issued a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture to the licensee of a low-powered FM radio station in Bryan, Ohio, for the apparent willful violation of section 73.3539 of the Rules, resulting in the willful and repeated violation of section 301 of the Communications Act. What went wrong? This LPFM's license renewal application was sent in too late.
The Media Bureau is reminding all low power television and TV translator stations that the digital transition date — when stations must terminate all analog television operations — is fast approaching.
What can one SBA leader say about the early indications from Capitol Hill on what’s in store for radio and TV in your state? Colorado Broadcasters Association head Justin Sasso shares his observations on what's been happening in his state — and much more — in this 100th RBR+TVBR InFOCUS Podcast, presented by Dot.FM. LISTEN HERE
The NAB has launched a new volunteer initiative designed to enhance communication between broadcast media's biggest lobbying organization and its member stations’ employees at all levels.
The FCC today announced the winning bidders and the final bid totals in Auction 107— also known as the "C-Band Auction." Auction 107 net winning bids totaled $81,114,481,921 and gross winning bids totaled $81,168,677,645. Twenty-one bidders won all of the available 5,684 licenses.
The Ranking Member of the influential House Energy & Commerce Commission is irate over actions her Democratic colleagues have taken that she and Communications and Technology Republican Subcommittee Leader Bob Latta (R-Ohio) believe put a threat to freedom of speech, and Freedom of the Press.
The “Voices From the Field” campaign, part of NAB’s “We Are Broadcasters” initiative, is designed to spotlight how broadcasters are using their expertise, experience and dedication to local broadcasting to serve their audiences and "uplift" their communities.
On December 1, 2020, television stations located in Alabama and Georgia were required to file applications for license renewal for terms expiring on April 1, 2021. Five stations failed to file license renewal applications.
It's been nearly five weeks since she was named Acting Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission. Now, a coalition of female Democratic House Members have formally written to the White House to get Jessica Rosenworcel formally nominated by President Biden to take the seat on a permanent basis.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee has released the witness list for its fully remote hearing for February 24 that takes aim at how "disinformation and extremism" has been fueled by U.S. media. The host and anchor of Hearst Television-distributed Matter of Fact is one of the three witnesses already confirmed to appear virtually.