Adding to the intrigue around broadcasters’ battle against the FCC’s proposed JSA restrictions was some Twitter turmoil between Free Press Counsel Lauren Wilson and FCC commish Ajit Pai Thurs afternoon. It all started with a tweet from Wilson, referring to research the Republican commish did on his own on broadcast ownership diversity that concluded that JSAs “disproportionately benefit women and African-Americans.” Free Press was among the vocal advocates of a JSA ban, which Pai and fellow Republican commish Michael O’Rielly oppose. The story here, plus an apology from Wilson obtained by CableFAX.

More top stories in today’s CableFAX Daily:
The broadcasters, which stand to take a hit from the FCC’s proposed JSA restriction, have developed a compromise approach. Details here.
Netflix might have inked a deal with Comcast to ensure the delivery of its streaming service, but CEO Reed Hastings in a blog post is still calling for stronger net neutrality safeguards. Highlights of the Netflix post plus a response from Comcast.
Less than 2 months into the job as Time Warner Cable chmn/CEO Rob Marcus is set to receive a healthy chunk in cash, equity and various benefits upon the completion of Comcast’s acquisition.

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