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WDBJ-TV reporter and cameraman shot dead while on air

August 26, 2015 10:14 am

A TV news reporter and news cameraman for WDBJ-TV in Roanoke were shot dead on live TV on Wednesday morning. Reporter Alison Parker, 24, and new cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were both killed, according to report on WDBJ-TV. The incident happened around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday morning during a live [...]

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 [...]

“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 [...]

NAB to FCC: Exclusivity rules protect local TV from cable behemoths

August 18, 2015 3:10 pm

The National Association of Broadcasters is telling the Federal Communications Commission that the broadcast exclusivity rules that agency is proposing to eliminate “are more essential than ever” to counter growing consolidation in the pay TV market. “Considerable and continued [...]
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