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  • Senators Unveil Legislation to Free Broadcast Channels from Cable Bundles

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The broadcast lobby is fighting a legislative effort that would allow cable customers to pick and choose which over-the-air stations they want as part of their subscriptions.
  • Senators Propose Letting Cable Customers Decide Which TV Stations They Want

    Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) and Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) are proposing that subscribers to cable and satellite services be allowed to choose which broadcast channels they want to pay for as part of their multichannel package. Their proposal was met...

    Gordon Smith Extends Contract with NAB Through 2018

    Gordon Smith will remain the broadcasting biz's top lobbyist through 2018. The National Association of Broadcasters has extended Smith's contract as prexy-CEO through the end of 2018. The former two-term Republican senator from Oregon has been at the...

    FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai seeks peace with broadcasters

    FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai seeks peace with broadcasters
    Tensions between broadcasters and the Federal Communications Commission have gotten so high that FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai wonders "if it's time to call Dr. Phil and see if he is available to mediate." Broadcasters are upset with some recent FCC moves,...

    Comcast, Time Warner Cable Defend Union as Benefiting 'Millions' in FCC Filing

    Comcast's $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable will benefit millions of consumers and businesses -- particularly in enhanced broadband services -- the companies said in a joint FCC filing today. They also dismissed critics' objections that the...