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Articles by Kathryn Bachman

Sinclair accuses Dish of negotiation by press release

August 26, 2015 9:55 am

Sinclair Broadcast Group pointed the finger back at Dish for the blackout of 129 TV stations in 79 markets after the two parties failed to agree on the terms for a new retransmission consent deal. As soon as the blackout was imminent, Dish fired off two press releases, accusing Sinclair of [...]

Blackout! Sinclair TV stations go dark on Dish

August 26, 2015 7:37 am

Sinclair Broadcast Group TV stations in 36 states went dark on Dish late Tuesday night after the two parties failed to agree to terms over a new retransmission consent agreement. The blackout of 129 stations in 79 markets affects more than 5 million Dish customers. For the past nine days, the two [...]

FTC wins appeal in Wyndham data security case

August 24, 2015 11:01 am

A federal appeals court upheld the Federal Trade Commission’s authority to enforce data security practices. The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled Monday that the FTC could go ahead in its lawsuit against Wyndham Worldwide Corp. for data breaches in 2008 and 2009 that compromised [...]

“The FCC shouldn’t be your enemy”

August 18, 2015 5:08 pm

Matthew Berry, chief of staff for FCC commissioner Ajit Pai, channeled broadcasters’ frustration with the Federal Communications Commission Tuesday, calling the agency’s approach to broadcasting “rather curious.” The agency, Berry said in a speech before the Michigan Association of [...]

FCC fines company for blocking wi-fi at convention centers

August 18, 2015 11:03 am

Smart City Holdings, a company that provides wi-fi services at convention and meeting centers, agreed to pay a fine of $750,000 to settle Federal Communications Commission charges that it blocked personal wi-fi hotspots. The FCC’s investigation, based on a complaint it received last year, [...]
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