RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Federal Communications Commission

A collection of news and information related to Federal Communications Commission published by this site and its partners.

Top Federal Communications Commission Articles

Displaying items 241-252
  • Comcast-TW Cable: Whirlwind of Talks, Shifting Alliances Led to Deal

    A 300-plus page proxy filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission offers intriguing detail on the fast-moving negotiations that led to Comcast's $45.2 billion merger pact with Time Warner Cable. Thursday's filing underscores the windfall that is...
  • Forget 'Chicagoland' — 'The Sixties' shines for CNN

    Tom Hanks is one of the executive producers of a stunning, revelatory, exciting and surprisingly provocative 10-part television series titled "The Sixties." And there he is on camera at the start of Episode 1, saying, "The TV was the center of our house....
  • Comcast deploys its army of revolving-door lobbyists against the FCC

    Every big company tries to snag former Washington insiders for its lobbying team; the revolving door, after all, is what makes public service a stepping stone to personal wealth in the modern age. But the cable giant Comcast has been especially...
  • New York Times Adds Fuel to Fire Against Big Media Mergers

    Joining the chorus of critics railing against the tide of Big Media mergers, the New York Times published an editorial Tuesday opposing Comcast's planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable, concluding that the $45 billion deal will "concentrate too much...
  • Sinclair to surrender licenses to three TV stations

    The nation's biggest owner of TV stations has told the Federal Communications Commission it is surrendering the licenses for three of its properties in response to a recent rule change by the regulatory agency. Baltimore-based Sinclair Broadcast Group,...
  • Hollywood Exerts Heavy Influence in Race to Succeed Henry Waxman

    Perhaps the most dynamic part of the race for an entertainment-heavy California congressional district is the cast of competitors: They include a spiritual teacher and author, a radio talk host, an Iraqi war veteran and criminal gang prosecutor, a...
  • Comcast-TWC Merger Faces Another Congressional Panel

    Comcast's proposed merger with Time Warner Cable comes before another congressional panel on Thursday, as a House Judiciary subcommittee hears from a series of witnesses on whether the massive transaction should get the greenlight from federal regulators....
  • Broadcasters to Challenge FCC Crackdown on Station Pacts to Sell Ad Time

    The National Assn. of Broadcasters has filed a court challenge to the FCC's crackdown on joint sales agreements, in which two stations in the same market join together to sell ad time. The new FCC restrictions, put in place in a 3-2 vote in March, were...
  • Warning: Ads pull us closer with tiny disclaimers

     Warning: Ads pull us closer with tiny disclaimers
    The commercial opens with a car whipping around a corner. The boilerplate adland disclaimer in tiny type on the bottom of the screen — "Professional driver. Closed course." — has become so familiar over the years that we know what it says...
  • 'Maleficent' casts spell on box office. R.I.P. Ann B. Davis.

    'Maleficent' casts spell on box office. R.I.P. Ann B. Davis.
    After the coffee. Before deciding who to root for in the Stanley Cup. The Skinny: I'm not a hockey fan, but I did watch the Kings' overtime win. Now I have a dilemma. Do I root for the Kings or do I root for the Rangers because in my heart I'm a New...
  • Two FCC Democrats raise concerns about net neutrality proposal

    Two FCC Democrats raise concerns about net neutrality proposal
    Two Democrats on the Federal Communications Commission indicated they have serious concerns about Chairman Tom Wheeler's net neutrality proposal, casting doubt on his ability to start considering the plan next week. The comments by Commissioners...
  • Google, Netflix Sound Warning Over Latest FCC Net Neutrality Plan

    Google, Netflix and Amazon, along with dozens of other tech firms, are warning that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposed net neutrality rules could represent a "grave threat to the open Internet," adding to a chorus of voices who have come out against...