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

Verizon Watching Time Warner/AT&T Before Deciding on Deals, Bankers Say

Verizon is watching AT&T as it goes through the regulatory process for its $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner before reaching conclusions about its own big ticket M&A, saidfeatured

Interview with FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn

She fiercely defends the Federal Communications Commission’s hotly debated decision on net neutrality, approved under the leadership of previous Democratic Chair Tom Wheeler. She vows to continue to focus her attention on publicfeatured

Will FCC’s Pai Ease Path for Level 3/CenturyLink Merger Review?

With President Trump’s appointment of Republican Commissioner Ajit Pai to the chair of the Federal Communications Commission, telecom industry observers are split overfeatured

Spectrum Auction Proceeds Expected to Disappoint

Industry sources expect proceeds from the Federal Communications Commission’s auction of broadcast spectrum to fall short of original estimates. Sources predicted that total proceeds would be half initial estimates of between $15 billion and $20featured

Time Warner and AT&T Executives Face Antitrust Subcommittee

As AT&T and Time Warner executives prepare for Wednesday’s legislative grilling over their merger plans at the hands of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s antitrust subcommittee, telecom industry observers are looking for clues to the deal’sfeatured

FCC Direction in Question with Trump Transition

The future composition of the five-member Federal Communications Commission in the Trump Era provides a tantalizing parlor game for Washington insiders these days. What happens if FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler declines to step down after Donald J. Trump takes the oath of office in January, orfeatured

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

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