CableWorld’s John Ourand received an honorable mention in an internal contest at CFAX parent PBI Media for a CableFAX Daily scoop about Western’s demise. CableFAX 100 magazine was awarded a 1st place prize for best special issue in the same contest. — Showtime led all programmers with 8 nominations for NAMIC Vision Awards. Disney Channel and HBO received 6 each, BET and Zee TV got 5 each, Nick got 3, VH1 and Video Rola got 2 each as did ESPN; single nominations went to Oxygen, BBC America, AMC, Lifetime, Turner Studios, MTV and Court TV. Awards will be presented Apr 16, the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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FCC Wins at D.C. Circuit on 5.9 GHz

The D.C. Circuit Friday upheld the FCC ’s authority in its decision to repurpose part of the 5.9 GHz band to meet spectrum demands in an opinion issued Friday. The decision came after the FCC proposed

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