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Marco Rubio announcement overshadowed by Clinton on Facebook

April 14, 2015 7:54 am

The Rubio campaign had the unenviable task of following the much anticipated debut of Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy, with Facebook engagement trailing Clinton and his fellow Republicans. On Monday, the day of his announcement, 695,000 Facebookers generated 1.3 million [...]

Should over-the-top be regulated as a cable service?

April 14, 2015 6:11 am

You don’t see the expected programmers versus distributors divide in the emerging debate over the whether the FCC should regulate linear online video just as it does cable and satellite TV. During a Monday afternoon session at the NAB Show, broadcasters were split, online services were split and [...]

Broadcasters facing pivotal issues in Congress

April 14, 2015 6:08 am

GOP Congressional staffers took plenty of shots at the FCC in an NAB panel Monday morning on the biggest issues in Congress facing TV broadcasters: the update to the nation’s communications laws, FCC process reform and the upcoming broadcast incentive auction. The issues are pivotal for [...]

“Fair Play Fair Pay” seeks to revamp music performance royalties

April 13, 2015 7:03 pm

Flanked by artists like Gloria Gaynor, Roseanne Cash and Cyndi Lauper, Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN.) Monday in New York introduced the Fair Play Fair Pay Act, a bill to revamp music performance royalties for terrestrial, satellite, cable and online radio. The authors [...]

FCC Wheeler promises to update AM radio rules

April 13, 2015 11:48 am

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is promising to move forward on updating AM radio rules, a proceeding begun under commissioner Mignon Clyburn when she was acting chairwoman. Wheeler made the commitment Monday in a blog post. The timing of Wheeler’s move comes as broadcasters are meeting in Las [...]

Clinton announcement swamps Cruz and Paul debuts on Facebook

April 13, 2015 11:43 am

Hillary Clinton’s low-key toss of her hat in the ring on Facebook Sunday engaged far more people and generated far more chatter on the social media hub than the two GOP contenders who preceded her with much greater fanfare. More than 4.7 million people on Facebook generated 10.1 million [...]

DC at the NAB: Spectrum and video and drones, oh my

April 10, 2015 12:15 pm

Washington D.C. is full of minefields for broadcasters. But at no time has the regulatory and legislative environment been so littered with tripwires. As broadcasters gather this week in Las Vegas for the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) annual convention, DC will take center stage. The [...]
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