Activist Groups and Democrats in Congress Unlikely to Stop Tribune/Sinclair Deal

The proposed $3.9 billion merger of Sinclair Broadcasting and Tribune Media is ringing many of the same alarm bells among activist groups and Democrats in Congress as other recent mega-media deals, but To Keep Reading, Request a Trial Already a subscriber? Log-infeatured

Interview with Fox Plaintiff’s Attorney Douglas Wigdor

CTFN’s Rachel Rigby interviewed New York plaintiff’s attorney Douglas Wigdor who is representing numerous alleged victims of racial bias and sexual harassment while employees at Twenty-First Century Fox. Wigdor gave testimony on May 11 before the UK’s Office of Communications, which is considering the matter of Fox’ acquisition of Sky. CTFN: How did Ofcom react to … Read Morefeatured

Attorney’s Letter to Ofcom Details Complaints Targeting Fox

Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes allegedly criticized ex-President Barack Obama in front of a freelance reporter who was seeking a job at the news network, insisting that Obamafeatured

Lawsuits Accumulate Against Fox as Ofcom Reviews Sky Deal

Expect more employee lawsuits against Twenty-First Century Fox, an attorney who currently has other litigation pending accusing the media giant of sexual harassment and racialfeatured

Cable Reiterates Concerns around Media Plurality with Fox Acquisition of Sky

Vince Cable, the former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, who was in office when News Corporation unsuccessfully bid for BSkyB, says the landscape has not changed since 2010 infeatured

Politicians Met Tuesday with Ofcom to Lobby Against Sky/Fox Deal

Ed Miliband, Vince Cable, and Lord Falconer met this morning with the UK’s Office of Communications to discuss why the three believe that on grounds of plurality, fitness, and propriety,featured

Small Broadcasters Await Close of Media General-Nexstar Merger

With no word yet on whether the Federal Communications Commission will grant waivers to select minority and woman-owned broadcasters who have purchased TV stations from merger partners Nexstar Broadcasting and Media General, Inc., some of those broadcasters are expressing growing concern with the FCC’s inaction. Patricia Lane, who is president of woman-owned and operated Marquee … Read Morefeatured

Spectrum Auction Lends Uncertainty to Nexstar Merger Timing

Nexstar Broadcasting Group’s $4.6 billion bid to acquire Media General, Inc. will likely win the approval of the Federal Communications Commission, which is delaying a decision until its latest round in the broadcast spectrum auction concludes either later this year or in the first quarter of next year, an independent media research analyst told CTFN. … Read Morefeatured

FCC Approval of Media General-Nexstar More Likely after DOJ Settlement

Updated at 1:42pm EST – The Federal Communications Commission will likely approve the merger of Nexstar Broadcasting Group and Media General now that the U.S. Justice Department has settled its antitrust concerns with the broadcasters, according to a law professor who has lobbied the FCC on behalf of major critics of the transaction. “The FCC … Read Morefeatured

Nexstar Fights Back Against Critics in FCC Merger Review

The gloves remain off between Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. and chief industry critics of its proposed $4.6 billion bid to acquire Media General. That fact is clear by a recent filing Nexstar made with the Federal Communications Commission opposing numerous conditions being proposed by its critics as part of regulatory approval. Nexstar for example, states … Read Morefeatured

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