Television-station owners including Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. couldn’t control multiple outlets in small markets and would lose some power to negotiate fees with cable providers under changes set for a vote March 31 by U.S. regulators.
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., one of the largest U.S. television-station owners, would be forced to give up some properties it controls under a proposal by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler, agency officials said.
Dish Network Corp. is in position to be the most aggressive bidder in the first major U.S. airwaves auction in more than five years, which started today. The question is what the satellite-television operator will do with the bargain-priced frequencies if it wins.
AT&T Inc.’s $1.2 billion deal to buy Leap Wireless International Inc. would probably win approval from U.S. regulators, who may demand the company give up airwaves where its holdings surpass federal benchmarks.
Regulators in Washington probably won’t heed Time Warner Cable Inc.’s call for help in a dispute that has blocked CBS Corp. television shows from more than 3 million subscribers in cities such as New York and Los Angeles.
Dish Network Corp., trading at a 13- year high, is on its way to creating $5 billion or more in added value from a series of airwaves gambits that position the satellite-TV provider as a force in mobile broadband.
U.S. regulators next month may write rules governing how companies led by AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp. provide Internet service, deciding on an issue that has divided the technology and telecommunications industries and provoked political debate.