Canada wants to solidify its place among the semiconductor powerhouses of North America, and it is offering a $36 million CAD contribution to Ottawa-based Ranovus to support a $100 million project to advance the domestic production and manufacturing of semiconductor products and services. Read More
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Broadcasters Loop in FCC on their Big 4 LPTV/Multicast Stance
With the FCC embarking on its congressionally required review of media ownership rules, the retransmission jabs are coming in hard and fast. Read More
Consumers Still Dislike and Distrust Subsidy Programs
The Affordable Connectivity Program has received a lot of praise as being a major success story when it comes to government action during the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean it is perfect. More than two years after ACP’s predecessor, the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program, was established, households are still finding it cumbersome to sign up for the program. Read More
Newsmax Once Again Part of DirecTV Lineup
After nearly two months of public bickering, Newsmax is returning to DirecTV’s video offerings. Despite its best efforts to get an annual per sub fee of $1, it looks like the conservative news network won’t be getting any money from DirecTV. Read More
Standard General-TEGNA Heading to Court?
Today at 5pm ET was the deadline Standard General gave the FCC to respond to its formal application for the Commission to review the Media Bureau’s order designating a hearing with the Administrative Law Judge over its proposed TEGNA acquisition. Read More
Frontier Commits Further to YouTube TV
Frontier has been offering YouTube TV to its subscribers since 2021, but an expanded partnership will now allow those customers to be charged through a single billing option. Read More
FTC Proposes ‘Click to Cancel’ Rule
The FTC proposed a provision that would require sellers to make it as easy for consumers to cancel their enrollment as it was when they signed up. Read More
Disney Announces First Round of Layoffs
It was last month when Disney CEO Bob Iger announced on the company’s 1Q23 earnings call that the company would be reducing its company by 7,000 jobs as a cost-saving measure. Those cuts are officially underway with the company notifying employees this week that are impacted by the first round of layoffs. Read More
Charter Buzzing for Bee Line
Charter is expanding its presence in Maine, announcing plans to purchase Bee Line Cable. Read More
NAB Celebrates Centennial in New Ad Campaign
NAB is rolling out a new ad campaign geared toward promoting the value of local broadcasting and the commitment of TV and radio stations to convey information in trusted, modern ways. Read More
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