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2014 In Biz, D.C., Programming, New Media

If 2013 was the year of TV station deals, 2014 goes down as the year of digesting those deals. Much of that was FCC induced, as the crackdown...

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FCC Aims to Clear 84 MHz of TV Spectrum

Regulators today approved proposed proposals to clear 84 MHz of TV spectrum, establish opening bid...

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FCC Extends Comment Deadline on Auction Bidding NPRM

In October, the FCC adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking launching a revision of some of its competitive bidding rules...

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President Obama signs STELAR into law, officially kills the CableCARD

President Obama signed off on a bill Thursday that will assure that 1 million satellite TV subscribers in rural areas will...

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LPTV Digital Transition Comment Period Extended

Regulators have extended the feedback deadline on their proposed rules for the final transition of low-power TV broadcasters to digital transmission.

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Should Television Airwaves Provide Free WiFi?

As television usage shrinks, some researchers suggest turning the bandwidths traditionally used for television into common property for...

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NAB Defends Incentive Auction Objections

“We urge the commission to reject the arguments of parties urging an incentive auction that seeks only to repurpose spectrum, and to protect television broadcasters...

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Reminder: ALL DTV Broadcasters Must File Form 317 by December 1

Attention, all DTV broadcasters! It’s that time of year again. Your Form 317 is due at the FCC by December 1.

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House Commerce Leaders to Introduce STELA Bipartisan Agreement

House Commerce’s Republicans and Democrats are ready to introduce a compromise version of the Satellite Television Extension Localism Act...

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FCC's Spectrum Price List Has Many Licensees Doing The Math

Broadcasters are looking at their balance sheets, now that the FCC has issued its “price list” for the “maximum” and “median” values to be paid for stations that relinquish their licenses...

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