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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 [...]

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 [...]

FDA warns drug maker Kardashian Instagram post is misleading

August 12, 2015 11:47 am

Just because you are Kim Kardashian, one of the most followed celebrities on social media, doesn’t mean you won’t run afoul of Food and Drug Administration guidelines on drug promotion. The FDA fired off a warning letter to Duchesnay, Inc., makers of Diclegis, a morning sickness drug [...]

Fox News flies a camera drone during live coverage at Reagan Library

August 12, 2015 11:37 am

Camera-equipped drones are starting to crop up in more news stories.  TVNewser is reporting that the live aerial shots of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library aired during Fox News’ On the Record Tuesday night were shot with a drone. Greta Van Susteren was at the library to speak [...]

Verizon prevails over Cablevision in ad spat

August 11, 2015 6:53 pm

Cablevision has until Friday to pull ads that accuse Verizon of lying about having the fastest wireless network. Judge Gary Brown issued the injunction against Cablevision days after he ruled against Cablevision’s lawsuit accusing Verizon of lying in its ad campaign claiming it had the [...]
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