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White House Urges FCC to Open Cable Set-Top Box Market to Competition
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2016

As part of a larger executive branch effort that encourages federal departments and agencies to make "further progress" on promoting competition


Draft House Bill Would Boost TV Broadcaster Relocation Fund
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • January 8 2016

Broadcast industry executives are applauding a draft House bill, unveiled on Tuesday that would protect broadcasters and television viewers in the


American Cable Association, other groups request conditions on Comcast-NBC merger
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • January 15 2010

Twenty-five cable, satellite television and consumer groups led by the American Cable Association (ACA) wrote to President Obama and to members of Congress to seek strict conditions on Comcast’s planned $30 billion acquisition of NBC Universal (NBCU


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


Comcast To File Application to Bid for Wireless Spectrum in Forward Auction
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • February 5 2016

On Wednesday, Comcast CFO Michael Cavanaugh confirmed that his company is filing an application with the FCC to participate in upcoming "forward"


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


Comcast-NBCU offer additional commitments on merger
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • 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


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


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


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