While radio and television broadcasters fend off a performance royalty, drastic changes to retransmission consent negotiations and advertising tax deduction changes in the halls of Congress, the Federal Communications Commission is proving to be equally challenging. The voluntary television spectrum auctions looms in 2015 but... Read More.
The New Year brings a laundry list of legislative issues facing Massachusetts broadcasters. The “usual suspects” are still present; retransmission consent, the television spectrum auction and reallocation and radio’s performance tax. The biggest legislative fight for broadcasters in 2014, however, may not have anything to... Read More.
The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association, along with 46 other State Broadcasters Associations, joined in filing with the FCC an ex parte letter in continuing opposition to the requirement that television stations post their political files online, particularly given... Read More.
National Association of Broadcasters President and CEO Gordon Smith released a statement yesterday regarding Representative Anna Eschoo's (D-CA) draft bill on retransmission consent rules titled "The Video CHOICE (Consumers Have Options in... Read More.