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Tribune/Sinclair May Have Options to Comply with New FCC Regs

Chris Ripley, CEO of Sinclair Broadcast Group, said the company has alternatives to adjust the Tribune Media acquisition if the U.S. District Court of Appeals in D.C. should decidefeatured

Advocacy Groups Vow to Fight FCC Waiver if Granted in Tribune/Sinclair Deal

A former senior attorney at the Federal Communications Commission told CTFN that in the event the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit overturns the FCC’s reinstatement of thefeatured

Can Intelsat Monetize C-Band Spectrum?

Whether the Federal Communications Commission will allow Intelsat, struggling under $14 billion of debt, to monetize C-band spectrum between 3.7- and 4.2-gigahertz remainsfeatured

CTFN First Look: Sprint/T-Mobile

With additional reporting by Sarah Cohen – Sprint and T-Mobile announced on April 29 a $59 billion merger that would combine the U.S.’s third and fourth largest wireless companies. Under terms of the all-stock transaction,featured

Sinclair Ups Divestitures for Tribune Acquisition

Sinclair Broadcast Group’s revised plan to sell 23 television stations in 18 markets could speed up regulatory approval for its controversial merger with Tribune Mediafeatured

Deadspin Video Unlikely to Add Regulatory Resistance to Tribune-Sinclair

The Department of Justice and Federal Communications Commission should exert minimal, if any, additional regulatory pressure Sinclair Broadcasting and Tribune Media in response to a video on Deadspinfeatured

UHF Discount Decision’s Possible Effects On Tribune-Sinclair’s Close

The June 2017 rejection by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit of the petition by various public interest groups to stay the Federal Communications Commission’s reinstatementfeatured

Tribune-Sinclair Merger Review Plods Along

With additional reporting by Robert W. Welkos and Diane Alter – A former senior Federal Communications Commission official told CTFN that Sinclair’s amended divestment plan likely represents a stepfeatured

NBCUniversal/Comcast Consent Decrees Expiring January 20 and September 1

Do not look for the Federal Communications Commission to come to the rescue of mid-sized cable/broadband provider RCN in its recent complaint aimed at undercutting the 2011 consentfeatured

FCC Vote on Tribune/Sinclair Merger Expected this Month

The Federal Communications Commission will vote “within weeks” on whether to approve Sinclair Broadcast Group’s $3.9 billion acquisition offeatured


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