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Senate hearing on Sirius-XM merger focuses on content issues
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • 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


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


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


Comcast to pay $800,000 to settle FCC probe on NBCU conditions
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2012

Under a consent decree reached with the FCC, Comcast agreed on Wednesday to pay $800,000 to settle an FCC probe into the cable giant’s compliance with certain conditions attached to its January 2011 merger with NBC Universal (NBCU


Tate to cast deciding vote on Sirius-XM merger
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2008

FCC Commissioner Deborah Tate is poised to cast the final, deciding vote on the long-pending merger of XM and Sirius Satellite Radio, as both of the agency’s Democrats Commissioners Michael Copps and Jonathan Adelstein broke ranks with Republicans Robert McDowell and Chairman Kevin Martin, who have both voted for a draft order that would approve the $7.54 billion transaction with conditions outlined by Martin last month


FCC approves Sirius-XM merger by 3-2 vote
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • 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


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


Senate Commerce Committee members question XM-Sirius merger
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2007

At yet another hearing Tuesday on the pending XM-Sirius Satellite Radio merger, Sirius CEO Mel Karmazin reiterated arguments that the $13 billion transaction will benefit consumers through lower prices and greater program choices