The top U.S. communications regulator is considering restrictions on television-station owners controlling more than one property in a market, a strategy that’s helped fuel an $11 billion station buying spree.
The National Football League said it “will strongly oppose” a proposal by U.S. regulators to eliminate the rule that keeps cable providers and satellite broadcasters from showing sports events lacking sellout crowds.
Time Warner Cable Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. , competitors for pay-television services, joined forces today in a group urging federal regulators to change the rules allowing broadcasters to cut their signals during contract disputes.
The Obama administration’s plan to allocate TV stations’ excess airwaves for use by wireless Internet services received support from 112 economists at a White House event that featured Google Inc. ’s chief economist.
The U.S. Supreme Court may loosen or eliminate restrictions on indecent broadcasts as it decides if regulators improperly penalized News Corp.’s Fox and Walt Disney Co.’s ABC for shows involving foul language and nudity.