Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | 16 May 2016
In our Memorandum of January 28, 2016, we described the FCC’s expansion of the online public file requirement to cable TV, DBS, broadcast and…
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | 28 Jan 2016
The online public file requirement has been applicable to broadcast TV stations only. At its open meeting today, the Federal Communications…
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP | USA | 31 Jul 2015
Three days after FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler confirmed the circulation of a draft order recommending clearance of AT&T's proposed $49 billion…
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP | USA | 3 Apr 2015
In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) adopted last Thursday, the FCC launched proceedings to consider rules by which direct broadcast satellite…
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP | USA | 5 Dec 2014
In comments to the FCC, the American Cable Association (ACA) joined the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) in urging the FCC to…
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP | USA | 14 Mar 2014
A discussion draft of yet-to-be introduced legislation that would extend broadcast retransmission rights last granted to the direct broadcast…
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP | USA | 13 Jul 2012
On Tuesday night, millions of customers of direct broadcast satellite service provider DirecTV were left without access to Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central and other popular cable channels owned by Viacom, Inc. as a result of the companies’ failure to agree on renewed terms for program carriage.
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP | USA | 30 Mar 2012
Appellate court finds that parties reasonably anticipating litigation, even in the face of settlement discussions, must preserve information.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | 13 Nov 2011
Now that we've completed last week's first-ever Nationwide test of the EAS system, designed to alert Americans in the event of an emergency, the FCC is in the process of collecting information about the successes and failures of the test, through the submissions of participants.
Wiley Rein LLP | USA | 30 Sep 2011
On August 29, 2011, the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) Media Bureau released a Report to Congress analyzing the availability of in-state broadcast programming for consumers pursuant to Section 304 of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010 (STELA).