Wheeler: FCC’s Exclusivity Rules ‘Redundant’

The chairman tells Senate members who oppose his plan to drop the FCC’s network nonduplication and syndicated exclusivity rules that the rules are unnecessary and may actually hinder “the market from operating in a fair and efficient manner” and could aggravate “the harm to consumers during retransmission consent disputes.”

Senators Urge Wheeler To Keep Exclusivity

Chuck Grassley, Patrick Leahy, John Thune and Bill Nelson tell the FCC chairman that the rules should remain until a comprehensive review can be made of them and cable compulsory copyright license.

Nelson Out, Plepler In As CEO Of HBO

HBO Chairman and Chief Executive Bill Nelson is retiring after almost 30 years with the pay cable behemoth. Richard Plepler, currently a co-president of HBO, has been tapped to succeed Nelson as chief executive.