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Wireless patent deals cleared by Justice Department, EU

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • European Union, USA
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  • February 17 2012

On Monday, the U.S. Justice Department and the European Union cleared key wireless patent deals that involve Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Research-In-Motion, while warning the parties that the government will not hesitate to act against abusive technology patent lawsuits that aim to thwart competition

FCC conditions on SkyTerra-Harbinger merger face challenge

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 2 2010

Conditions attached to an FCC order approving the acquisition of mobile satellite service (MSS) operator SkyTerra Communications by private equity concern Harbinger Capital Partners are being challenged at the FCC by AT&T and criticized by Verizon Wireless

Governors urge FCC approval of Comcast-NBC deal

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 28 2010

Predicting that the proposed union of Comcast and NBC Universal (NBCU) will bring “consumers across the nation more programming choices over more communications technologies,” the governors of three states in which Comcast and NBCU boast a large corporate presence wrote to the FCC on Monday to recommend “timely government approval” of the $13.75 billion transaction

FCC allows cable program access rules to expire

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 12 2012

Pointing to a national multichannel video program distribution marketplace in which cable operators now play a less dominant role, the FCC decided unanimously last Friday to allow provisions of its program access rules that prohibit exclusive contracts to expire

Comcast-NBCU offer additional commitments on merger

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • July 16 2010

To appease critics who have cited concerns about the effects of the proposed $13.75 billion merger of Comcast and NBC Universal (NBCU) on media diversity, Comcast and NBCU unveiled a new set of voluntary commitments in a letter to a House lawmaker that includes the establishment of a $20 million fund to assist minority entrepreneurs in the development of new media content and technology

Comcast-NBC merger hearing focuses on diversity

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 11 2010

Witnesses gathered at a House Judiciary Committee field hearing on the Comcast-NBC Universal (NBCU) merger offered differing views on the transaction's impact on media diversity

Coordinated retransmission bargaining violates duopoly rules, says ACA

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 9 2012

In comments regarding the latest quadrennial review of the FCC’s media ownership rules, the American Cable Association (ACA) took issue with coordinated negotiations of retransmission consent fees among separately-owned affiliates of the four major broadcast networks in the same market

Comcast-NBC merger scrutinized at Senate hearing

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 19 2010

Comcast's proposed acquisition of a 51 controlling stake in NBC Universal was put under the microscope during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing

FCC approves DISH license transfer, but rejects waiver of MSSATC integrated service rule

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 9 2012

Last Friday, DISH Network won FCC approval of its request to acquire 2 GHz mobile satellite service (MSS) S-band licenses and related assets from bankrupt MSS providers TerreStar Networks and DBSD North America

Verizon offers to sell 700 MHz spectrum in exchange for approval of SpectrumCo deal

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 20 2012

To placate regulators and rival carriers who have voiced concern with Verizon Wireless’s proposed $3.9 billion acquisition of advanced wireless service spectrum held by the SpectrumCo venture, Verizon said on Wednesday that it would sell its A- and B-block licenses in the 700 MHz band upon receiving regulatory approval of the SpectrumCo deal