The FCC has issued a series of public notices to broadcasters and other FCC regulated entities in the path of Hurricane Irma. General guidance was issued by the FCC, here, discussing how stations can get special temporary authority to operate with facilities different than those specified in their licenses by email or even by telephone during the emergency. This may be particularly important if stations towers or antennas are damaged by the storm and, to continue service, stations need to use alternate facilities.
Discovery Communications CFO Gunnar Weidenfels on Friday touted the company’s $14.6 billion deal to acquire Scripps Networks Interactive, a deal that aims to bring together the two cable networks firms known for non-scripted and lifestyle content by early 2018. “There’s a lot of synergy potential on the cost side,” he told an investor conference.
The owner of the CBS and Fox affiliate in Salisbury, Md., was struck by a pickup truck Thursday morning while out for his daily bicycle ride. He underwent surgery Thursday afternoon but did not survive the night.