Bill Would Pull Licenses Over Move To Cable

Legislation being drafted by Sen. John McCain is in response to broadcaster threats of shifting network shows to cable if the courts affirm the right of Barry Diller’s Aereo and similar services to retransmit broadcast programming online without paying broadcasters.

FCC To Crack Down On Dark Stations

The chief of the Media Bureau’s Video Services Division says the commission will cut back on giving extensions to licensees whose stations aren’t on the air.