The FCC should not levy the same user fee on satellite stations that it does on their mother ships. That is according to station group owners Nexstar and Gray Television in comments filed at the FCC on the commission’s proposed revise of its user fees per a congressional mandate to revisit them. They said to “obliterate” that distinction would boost satellite TV user fees “drastically.”
The rule, set to take effect July 9, is one of the most visible efforts by the Trump administration to try to address high drug prices.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will leave the job at the end of the month, President Donald Trump said Thursday. In a pair of tweets, the president said Sanders will return to her home state of Arkansas. He thanked her for what he called a “job well done.” “I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas — she would be fantastic!” Trump tweeted. He did not immediately announce who would replace her.
Facebook has agreed to settle a class-action complaint accusing the company of inflating video metrics by up to 900%.
The FCC commissioners signaled Wednesday (June 12) that they have voted in favor of a proposal to modify the satellite markets of KDVR, KCNC, KMGH and KUSA, all Denver, to include a so-called orphan county in Colorado that had been receiving out-of-state TV station signals from Dish Network and DirecTV due to the way the Nielsen market was drawn up.
FCC media ownership deregulation took its latest trip to Philadelphia Tuesday (June 11) as the FCC defended its most recent rule changes against a challenge by Prometheus Radio Project in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The FCC defended its efforts, or in Prometheus’ view, its lack of them, on diversity.
At a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel, news media associations accused the tech companies of jeopardizing the industry’s economic survival by putting news content on their platforms without fairly compensating them.