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Articles by Kathryn Bachman

NAB hits back hard at Mediacom retransmission consent petition

August 14, 2015 2:28 pm

To see how nasty the fight over retransmission consent reform will be, look no further than the war of words between the National Association of Broadcasters and perennial retrans scourge, Mediacom Communications. The NAB responded in kind Friday to Mediacom’s petition filed last month with the [...]

FTC files suit against data brokers for selling to payday loan scammer

August 13, 2015 9:56 am

The Federal Trade Commission charged a data broker operation for illegally selling the financial information of payday loan applicants to scammers, who raided the accounts for at least $7.1 million. According to the FTC’s complaint, Sequoia One LLC and Gen X Marketing Group LLC bought loan [...]

Broadcasters bemoan possible loss of exclusivity rules

August 12, 2015 3:10 pm

Broadcasters haven’t had an easy time under the Tom Wheeler Federal Communications Commission, and now the chairman is proposing eliminating the exclusivity rules that have served as a backstop for TV localism in retransmission consent disputes. The network non-duplication and syndication [...]

Opposition mounting to Wheeler’s proposal to alter protective orders

August 12, 2015 2:15 pm

The movie and online publishing industries are joining forces with the National Association of Broadcasters in pushing back against Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to alter the privacy protections for confidential contracts and other information shared with the [...]

Retrans reform and exclusivity rules top Wheeler’s media agenda

August 12, 2015 1:24 pm

Forget a quiet August in Washington. Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler circulated no less than five items to the other four commissioners, including the expected notice of proposed rule making to review how the commission will define “good faith” negotiations in [...]
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