By Scott R. Flick Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP In a post on the FCC's Blog, Diane Cornell, Special Counsel to Chairman Wheeler, described the FCC's efforts to reduce backlogs of applications, complaints, and other proceedings pending at the FCC. The post announces that the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau has closed 760 docketed proceedings, and is on track to close another 750 by the end of the year. The ...Read More
This month the Media Bureau will begin the move to the new Licensing and Management System (LMS) replacing the Consolidated Database System (CDBS).  As of Oct. 2, 2014, full power TV will be the first to start filing the new Form 2100 through LMS.  The FCC's plan is to reduce ALL broadcast applications to that one single form. Click Here to read a CommLawBlog post with details and links regarding ...Read More
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From commlawblog:  Posted 10/29/14 Given up for dead by many, our old pal Aereo has managed to sidestep the Grim Reaper yet again. (Rule No. 2 in Zombieland: Always double tap.) But just barely, and its future prospects are not good. We’ve already covered Aereo’s arc from Nothing to Big Deal to, well, whatever it is now that Judge Alison Nathan has enjoined it from doing some, but not all, ...Read More
From CommLawBlog:  Posted 10/28/14 Readers will recall that, last spring, the Commission decided that certain TV joint sales agreements (JSAs) may create attributable interests for the purposes of determining compliance with the multiple ownership rules. And, thanks to that change, JSAs that do create such interests have to be filed with the Commission. That applies any arrangement – new and old – that authorizes one TV station in a market ...Read More
Incentive Auction Progress Report by: Gary Epstein [1], Chair of the FCC’s Incentive Auction Task Force October 24, 2014 - 11:59 AM Author: Gary Epstein Chair of the FCC’s Incentive Auction Task Force When Chairman Wheeler arrived at the Commission last November, he described the incentive auction as taking a cutting edge concept to market on deadline. At that time he wrote in a blog post [2], “managing a complex ...Read More