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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 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

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.”

Sirius CEO discusses XM merger at House task force hearing

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

One week after announcing plans to merge with XM Satellite Radio, Mel Karmazin, the CEO of Sirius Satellite Radio, testified before the House Judiciary Committee Antitrust Task Force on the benefits of the $13 billion deal

FCC approves Sirius-XM merger by 3-2 vote

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 1 2008

A new satellite radio powerhouse, known henceforth as Sirius XM Radio, Inc., was born on Tuesday after the FCC officially announced its approval of the XM-Sirius merger on Monday

Senate hearing on Sirius-XM merger focuses on content issues

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • March 23 2007

Appearing before the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee on Tuesday, Sirius CEO Mel Karmazin again spelled out the public interest benefits of his company’s proposed merger with rival XM Satellite Radio, as key Republican members of the committee focused on the airing of adult content on the companies’ combined platform

FCC initiates media ownership inquiry

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

The FCC laid out plans on Tuesday to revisit the contentious issue of media ownership with the release of a notice of inquiry (NOI) that seeks comment on the extent to which current FCC rules promote the agency’s goals of competition, localism, and diversity and what revisions to those rules, if any, are needed to promote those goals in the rapidly-changing U.S. media marketplace

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

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • 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 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

Justice Department announces conditional approval of Verizon-SpectrumCo deal, as FCC circulates draft order approving transaction

  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 18 2012

Verizon Wireless’s $3.9 billion plan to acquire wireless spectrum licenses held by the SpectrumCo venture and to enter a related cross-marketing arrangement with Cox Communications and the SpectrumCo members was conditionally approved yesterday under a proposed Justice Department (DOJ) consent decree that includes various conditions intended to preserve competition in the markets for video, wireless and broadband Internet services