Organizations say the "unnecessary" rule has allowed DBS providers to use it as a loophole through which to drop carriage.
The reboot is meant to convey that the digital age agency now extends far beyond TV and radio to include digital and mobile platforms.
Locast, which is providing free over-the-top access to New York TV station over-the-air signals, is expanding, a move that could finally draw a response from broadcasters.
UHF discount means that only half of a UHF TV station's audience counts towards the 39% national ownership cap.
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) Monday (July 23) launched another effort at massive communications deregulation, one he has been pushing for most of a decade, so far without success.
FCC chair Ajit Pai said he has issues with the proposed Sinclair-Tribune merger, raising a big cloud over the deal.
Oklahoma Republican tells FCC Chairman Pai no action should be taken that threatens public broadcasters
It could allow Sinclair's proposed merger with Tribune to go through even if a court decision ultimately reverses the FCC's UHF discount decision.
The consolidation of TV newsroom operations has slowed and local news continues to run on a record number of stations.
Democratic leaders on the principal FCC oversight committee want the Republican chair to schedule an FCC oversight hearing ASAP, saying the commission has been willfully evasive
The FCC has granted analog-only cable systems a permanent waiver from from the requirement to provide audio description of non-textual emergency info, like maps or radar sweeps.
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