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Davis Wright Tremaine LLP | USA | 16 May 2016

FCC Announces Effective Date for Expanded Online Public File Requirement

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

FCC Expands Online Public File Requirements to Cable TV, DBS, and Broadcast and Satellite Radio

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

AT&T-DirecTV merger wins conditional FCC approval

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

FCC launches proceedings to modify TV markets for satellite carriage

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

Cable groups ask FCC to impose additional regulatory fees on DBS providers

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

House subcommittee debates draft satellite TV measure

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

Retransmission dispute forces Viacom channels off of DirecTV system

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

New York State court applies Zubulake preservation standard

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

Assessing results of the nationwide EAS test - more forms, calls for internet alerts

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

Mass media headlines - September 2011 - FCC releases report to Congress on in-state broadcast programming

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). 
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