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Justice Department Approves Nextstar-Media General Merger with Conditions
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • September 9 2016

Last Friday, antitrust officials with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) approved Nextstar Broadcasting's proposed $4.6 billion purchase of Media


ACA report suggests conditions on Comcast-NBCU merger
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • November 12 2010

A study compiled by a former FCC chief economist and issued Monday by the American Cable Association (ACA) estimates that U.S. cable consumers could face significant rate increases if the Comcast-NBC Universal (NBCU) merger is approved by the FCC without conditions


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


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"


XM, Sirius agree to extend merger deadline
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • 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
  • USA
  • 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


FCC chairman recommends approval of XM-Sirius merger
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2008

After enduring a yearlong wait, merger partners XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio appeared poised at last to clear the last remaining hurdle toward their union, as FCC Chairman Kevin Martin told reporters last Sunday that he would support approval of the transaction based on conditions that were agreed to by the companies during meetings with FCC staff members last week


Copps urges FCC to conduct inquiry into News Corp-Dow Jones merger
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • 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
  • 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
  • USA
  • 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