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  • Media General acquiring LIN Media for $1.6 billion

    Media General is acquiring LIN Media for $1.6 billion in stock and cash, the companies said Friday. The combination of Media General and LIN will create a local broadcasting giant that will own and operate 74 television stations in 46 mostly midsized...
  • Google looks to expand its speedy Internet service

    Google looks to expand its speedy Internet service
    SAN FRANCISCO — Google has unveiled an ambitious plan to expand its blazing-fast Internet service to millions of people in 34 more U.S. cities in the clearest sign yet that the Internet giant plans to challenge cable and phone companies in what...
  • FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler wants to reboot 'net neutrality' rules

    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler wants to reboot 'net neutrality' rules
    You have to give new Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler credit: He moves fast for a bureaucrat. Wheeler announced Wednesday that the commission would not appeal a recent court decision that invalidated most of the "open Internet" rules...
  • CBS may have Comcast headache. Seth Meyers gets ready.

    CBS may have Comcast headache. Seth Meyers gets ready.
    After the coffee. Before creating my own $20-billion app. The Skinny: My cat likes Popsicles. Just thought I'd share that with you all today. I'm still plowing through "House of Cards," which is definitely a little slower this season. I should be...
  • FCC's new closed captioning rules had long journey

    FCC's new closed captioning rules had long journey
    "Five wins and a very light power reese know" sounds more like gibberish than a weather forecast. But that was the closed caption that hearing-impaired people got during a report from the WeatherNation channel last month. What the caption was supposed...
  • Emmys making changes. Get ready for 'Anchorman 2.5.'

    Emmys making changes. Get ready for 'Anchorman 2.5.'
    After the coffee. Before rethinking my priorities in life. The Skinny: Don't you hate it when when what you are watching on TV seeps into your dreams? My dreams last night were definitely influenced by "House of Cards." And no, there were no plastic...
  • Dish Sets Stage for DirecTV Merger with Transfer of Satellites: Analyst

    Dish Network said it is transferring five satellites to EchoStar -- a move that paves the way for a merger with DirecTV, according to Citigroup analyst Jason Bazinet. The prospect of a DirecTV-Dish merger has kicked around for years, but Comcast's...
  • Race for governor

    Only two days into the November election campaign and already there are big surprises. It started with the slim victory margin of GOP governor nominee Bruce Rauner that led Tribune cartoonist Scott Stantis to offer a hilarious cartoon of Rauner...
  • Justice Department wants tougher oversight of local broadcasters

    The practice of competing local television stations sharing resources needs tougher regulations, the Justice Department warned Friday. In a filing to the Federal Communications Commission, the department said agreements between local television stations...
  • FCC suspends study that sought information on newsroom operations

    The Federal Communications Commission has suspended plans for a survey of television and radio stations after concerns were raised inside and outside the commission about questions in the survey regarding editorial practices in newsrooms. The Critical...
  • FCC Sides with MVPDs, Puts Limits on Stations in Retrans Negotiations

    The FCC on Monday passed a rule that prevents many TV stations from jointly negotiating retransmission consent payments for their signals from cable and satellite operators. The order prohibits two or more of the top four stations in a market from...
  • Opponents of allowing cellphone calls on planes gain powerful ally

    If you're against letting airline passengers talk on cellphones, you've gained a powerful ally. The Global Business Travel Assn., a trade group for the world's business travelers, submitted its opposition last week to a plan by the Federal...