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  • Will the Word 'Redskins' Be Banned from Broadcast TV? FCC Weighs Action

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said that the agency is considering a petition to issue sanctions against broadcast stations that use the term "Redskins" when referring to Washington D.C.'s professional football team. In comments...
  • FCC votes to end sports blackout rule over NFL's objection

    Despite strong opposition from the NFL, the Federal Communications Commission is dropping a rule that has allowed the professional football league to black out games, saying the provision is as outdated as leather helmets. The National Football League...
  • U.S. FCC plans roadshow to convince TV stations to sell airwaves

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Television stations around the country will be hearing from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in coming months as the regulator on Wednesday launches a push to sway reluctant broadcasters to sell their airwaves in an...
  • FCC considering ban of Redskins name

    FCC considering ban of Redskins name
    WASHINGTON -- The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using the moniker of the Washington NFL team, the Redskins, a word many consider a slur to Native Americans, the agency's chairman indicated on Tuesday....
  • NFL roundup: Raiders turn to Sparano as interim coach

    The Sports Xchange NFL roundup: Raiders turn to Sparano as interim coach The Oakland Raiders announced Tuesday that Tony Sparano will take over as the team's interim head coach. Sparano replaces Dennis Allen, who was fired Monday after the Raiders' 38-...
  • Regulators Approve $2 Billion Frontier-AT&T Deal

    Regulators Approve $2 Billion Frontier-AT&T Deal
    Frontier Communications passed the final major hurdle in its pursuit of acquiring AT&T Connecticut's wireline operations Tuesday when utility regulators approved the $2 billion telecom deal. In its approval, the state Public Utilities Regulatory...
  • FCC votes to do away with sports TV blackout rule

    FCC votes to do away with sports TV blackout rule
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday voted unanimously to eliminate a decades-old rule that has prohibited pay-TV providers from airing some home sports games, such as NFL football, if tickets to those games did not sell...
  • FCC sacks NFL blackout rule

    In an era of billion dollar television broadcasting contracts with the NFL, there is no longer a need for blackout rules regulated by the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC eliminated the rule that prevented local network stations from...
  • FCC considering move to ban NFL Redskins team name

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to punish broadcasters for using the moniker of the Washington NFL team, the Redskins, a word many consider a slur to Native Americans, the agency's chairman indicated...
  • FCC set to sack NFL blackout rule

    The Sports Xchange FCC set to sack NFL blackout rule In an era of billion dollar television broadcasting contracts with the NFL, there is no longer a need for blackout rules regulated by the Federal Communications Commission. Those rules, which...
  • FCC Eliminates Sports Blackout Rule Amid Opposition From NFL

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The FCC has voted to eliminate the sports blackout rule, removing a 40-year-old regulation from the books that helped keep NFL games and other sports off TV when a city's hometown team failed to sell out. The rule prevented...
  • FCC Wants Some Online Providers to be Treated as Cable Operators

    The FCC is drawing up rules that would ensure that certain online video providers would be treated the same as cable and satellite operators, a move that could open up the multichannel marketplace to a whole new source of competition, an FCC official said...