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Senate lawmakers introduce bill to grandfather existing broadcast JSAs
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2015

Joint sales agreements (JSAs) that had been signed on or before March 31, 2014 between TV broadcasters in the same market would be grandfathered under


House, Senate panelists question AT&T and DirecTV on merger plan
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2014

At back-to-back congressional hearings, executives of AT&T and DirecTV addressed concerns raised by lawmakers and various industry witnesses on the


Coordinated retransmission bargaining violates duopoly rules, says ACA
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • 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


FCC allows cable program access rules to expire
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • 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
  • USA
  • 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


Liberty boosts Sirius stake, seeks FCC consent to assume control
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • August 24 2012

Liberty Media moved closer to its goal of acquiring control of Sirius XM Radio with the $234.3 million purchase of additional shares to raise its stake to 48 and with the filing of documents with the FCC last Friday that request consent for Liberty to assume control of the satellite radio service provider


DOJ challenges non-HSR reportable transactions
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • May 29 2007

On May 22, 2007, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) filed a civil antitrust lawsuit challenging a series of 2004 transactions that eliminated competition between the only two daily newspapers in Charleston, West Virginia


Study highlights benefits of Sirius-XM merger, as House lawmakers urge FCC to reject transaction
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • June 22 2007

As the FCC’s 180-day “clock” on the Sirius-XM merger began to tick last week, Thomas Hazlett, a professor of economics at George Mason University and a former chief economist at the FCC, released a study showing that the $13 billion merger would enhance competition in the U.S. audio services market


FCC opens rulemaking proceeding on SDARS merger ban, as former FCC commissioner urges approval of XMSirius deal
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • July 6 2007

In conjunction with its ongoing deliberations on the proposed merger of XM and Sirius Satellite Radio, the FCC has opened rulemaking proceedings to determine whether language, contained within a 1997 report and order, that seemingly prohibits one satellite digital audio radio service (SDARS) licensee from acquiring the other SDARS licensee constitutes a “binding Commission rule.”


Martin endorses XM-Sirius à la carte proposal, as NAB takes issue with plan
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • August 10 2007

Prospects for FCC approval of the XM-Sirius Satellite Radio merger appeared to improve this week, as FCC Chairman Kevin Martin publicly endorsed the merger partners’ plan to offer à la carte pricing