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Broadcasters, local franchise authorities challenge cable competition order in Court
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • September 4 2015

Arguing that the FCC’s decision in June to adopt a rebuttable presumption in favor of competition throughout the U.S. cable industry was “arbitrary


AT&T-DirecTV merger wins conditional FCC approval
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • July 31 2015

Three days after FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler confirmed the circulation of a draft order recommending clearance of AT&T's proposed $49 billion


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


Franken urges probe into Comcast’s compliance with NBCU merger conditions
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2012

Highlighting difficulties experienced by a particular online video distributor (OVD) in gaining access to Comcast-controlled programming, Senator Al Franken (D-MN) urged the FCC and the Justice Department (DOJ) on Monday to investigate Comcast’s compliance with conditions that were attached by the FCC and the DOJ to the cable firm’s merger with NBC Universal (NBCU


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


Eshoo takes issue with JSA rider during media ownership hearing
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • December 4 2015

During a truncated House Communications Subcommittee hearing that was cut short after 20 Minutes to accommodate a series of votes on the House floor


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


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


News Corp-Liberty Media transfer approved by FCC
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • February 29 2008

After a year-long wait, News Corp. and Liberty Media received FCC clearance on Monday to proceed with a share swap through which News Corp. would exchange its 38.6 stake in DirecTV for Liberty’s 16.3 interest in News Corp