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Copps urges FCC to conduct inquiry into News Corp-Dow Jones merger

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 2 2007

Describing News Corp.’s proposed $5.6 billion acquisition of Dow Jones as “unprecedented,” FCC Commissioner Michael Copps urged Kevin Martin, the agency’s chairman, to launch an investigation into the News Corp.-Dow Jones merger, which, according to Copps, “would appear directly to affect the New York metropolitan market in terms of localism, diversity and competition.”

FCC proposes lifting of media cross-ownership ban in largest markets

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • November 16 2007

On Tuesday, the FCC published its proposed (and long-awaited) revisions to its media ownership rules, which, according to FCC Chairman Kevin Martin, would involve the elimination of the agency’s newspaper-television cross-ownership ban in the 20 largest U.S. markets under certain conditions

FCC bans exclusive cable contracts in multi-unit dwellings, as it extends video franchise rules to cable firms

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 2 2007

The cable industry was spotlighted in a pair of orders adopted Wednesday by the FCC, which voted to ban exclusive cable access arrangements that cover apartment buildings as it extended to cable operators some of the franchising relief accorded to competitive video service providers last year

Shareholders approve Sirius-XM merger, as former FCC chairman endorses deal

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 16 2007

Sirius and XM Satellite Radio brought their proposed $5 billion union one step closer to reality, as shareholders of both companies approved the transaction by an overwhelming margin on Tuesday

FCC holds back plan to invoke 7070 mandate

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • November 30 2007

Late Tuesday nightand after a 12-hour delay marked by contentious debate among the FCC’s commissionersthe agency adopted its thirteenth annual report to Congress on the state of competition in the U.S. multichannel video industry without invoking the 7070 mandate sought by FCC Chairman Kevin Martin

Dingell launches inquiry into FCC processes

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • December 7 2007

In the wake of the controversy surrounding the FCC’s most recent video competition report and FCC Chairman Kevin Martin’s unsuccessful campaign to invoke the 7070 rule, House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell (D-MI) told Martin that he was launching an inquiry “to ensure that the Commission’s processes are fair, open, and transparent.”

News Corp-Liberty Media transfer approved by FCC

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 29 2008

After a year-long wait, News Corp. and Liberty Media received FCC clearance on Monday to proceed with a share swap through which News Corp. would exchange its 38.6 stake in DirecTV for Liberty’s 16.3 interest in News Corp

Justice Department clears Sirius-XM merger

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 28 2008

After a yearlong wait, Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio received Justice Department (DOJ) clearance on Monday for their proposed merger, which, according to a DOJ press statement, “does not establish that the combination of satellite radio providers would substantially reduce competition.”

XM, Sirius agree to extend merger deadline

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 2 2008

With no FCC vote approving their union in sight, XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio agreed not to exercise their respective rights to terminate their 14-month-old merger agreement prior to May 15 and to continue extending their merger deadline thereafter by two-week increments unless either party notifies the other of its intention not to extend

Senate Committee adopts resolution of disapproval against FCC media ownership order

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • May 2 2008

By a unanimous vote, members of the Senate Commerce Committee approved a resolution of disapproval that would roll back media ownership rules adopted by the FCC last December